Designing Modern Quilts »
Type of item: Home Decor
Great Master Painting, Color Wheel, Fabric Scraps
What was your inspiration?
The color palette is similar to my fabric stash so I chose this painting for the exploration.
What are you most proud of?
I put the greens and browns in the same grouping, but not sure that I should have? After 'dotting' the colors on the color wheel I would confirm this is an analogous color scheme, but the complimentary accents really make the painting. The lightest touch of lavender also brightened up the ladies dress. I was surprised at how many neutrals were in the painting. I had to fussy cut the greys from another print as I did not have any greys in my closet. Even the lavender and blues that were used have a slightly grey cast to them. They really add to the overall mood of the painting. Interesting that the greens, browns and golds all seem to be very warm tones.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I jotted the colors I thought I saw down on paper in categories first, then I went to my scraps and matched them to the print. It helped me to sort them in my mind before I started pulling out scraps. I could work on the scraps by color family that way.