I really am not looking forward to the next class I am registered for. And I knew, that as my week passed, I really better have an attitude adjustment. It wasn’t the amount of work or the inability to want to stretch a little further. I kept thinking about what my problem was with the class and after quite a bit of time wasted on figuring out my dread really was, I finally figured it out. Two dreaded words: black and white.
I know the first exercise will be working in black and white. It makes me shudder just thinking about it. So, the only cure for my dread: get out the black and white fabric and get to work. I wear black all the time. So what is the problem?
With a black and white piece, you can see all the design flaws up close and personal.
Keep going. Keep going. Get it out anyway. Make a small piece and move on from there. So, I did.
|Looking For The Road
12×20 , 2011
I even finished it. Just to remind myself that black and white isn’t so scary even though you can see all the design flaws. I see what I don’t like but I also see what I do like. It is a start.
Be creative, my friends.
Yes, b+w is cut and dry. No hiding there. Take heart, my friend. Consider it a sketch or an aid rather than a finished product.
Color has so many variables. I’d use b+w to work out a composition. With its strong contrast, it’d highlight the arrangements of shapes & lines. If it looks good in b+w, then the transition into color is easier.
Hmmmm For not liking b/w you did a great job! I like what ‘mad elena’ said..”If it looks good in b+w, then the transition into color is easier.” Interesting statement!
Yes wise Ellen, I do agree this is a study. I will try to correct what I don’t like and then translate it to color. 🙂
Robbie-Thanks. Yes Ellen makes an interesting point.