Monday, April 27, 2015

unfinished business

seems i have unfinished business with the colour blue...

my "faith" piece features a soft grey-blue accent and that's the first colour i turned to when it came time to start colouring in some of my latest doodles


i even like how the old and the new look together - there is a sense of cohesion, that goes even beyond the colouring


painting this design sheet was a pain-staking procedure

my first try was too heavy-handed so i tried to lighten up the colours; delicacy as opposed to substance

leaving scratches of white here and there within the petal shapes helped a lot with that


experimenting with grey pearls and gold-toned ones


 the struggle now is to extend the shapes, change them a bit - a lot more difficult than i thought

i've used half an eraser so far and all i have is the bit below to show for it


i feel lukewarm about it - it's ok, but not really what i'm looking for


so today i consoled myself with playing around with some of my bits and pieces...


i may not know exactly where i'm going with any of this but i don't really care so much right now - while i wait for some bright ideas i'm having a great time laying little bits of cloth alongside the painting


adding, taking away, layering


 you know - even if i never did another thing with any of this, what i have right now would be enough
 

 

13 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Pure, simple loveliness.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

Rachel said...

Yes, there's a very pleasing delicacy about this!

Marj Talbot said...

When is enough enough? Your petal shapes are great on their own - painted on paper or stitched on cloth - it is enough for sure. There are many possibilities within these shapes.
Love your colour choices as well.

Suztats said...

Lovely and soft.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Soft, muted, elegance.
xo,
Deb

lynn said...

ohh ilove the blue and cross
stitch. so beautiful
I think that you are finished when your crafting soul says so.. lol
thanks for sharing.. sending hugs and springtime love
lynnl

Createology said...

I see beautiful graceful elements both in your fabric stitching and in your watercolor paper drawings colored with pencils. The softness with the bits of white are very ethereal...kind of like snowflakes falling in the dusk of evening. Simply Breathtaking Dear...

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your new doodles Jillayne and the colour palette suits them perfectly!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Yes indeed - it's enough, because it's quite lovely just as it is. I so love the elegant simplicity of the flower shapes.

gracie said...

I just found you thanks to Todolwen...Karen gave the link to you. I am so happy she did and I will return often. Beautiful work you both do.

Dorthe said...

So very lovely Jillayne, and the beauty of your stiched pieces is stunning, so love it !! Your doodling looks lovely, in the blue shades , so elegant, dear friend.
Hugs
Dorthe

karen said...

these are wonderful images Jillayne. Your patterning is exquisite and it lives so beautifully with the embroidered pieces....

Cherie said...

Jillayne, love what you are creating, the doodles, stitching and colours all so beautifully worked. a pleasure to look at...