Martha T.

Exercise 1 Assessing My Current VISUAL Vocabulary

  • Bright colors
  • Secondary colors
  • Orange -yellow
  • Warm colors
  • Leaves
  • Tendrils
  • Bark
  • Trees
  • Flame shape:  spirit, God, life, impermanence
  • Circles
  • Stones
  • Shells
  • Fish
  • Bubbles

Assessing My Current CONTENT Vocabulary

  • Impermanence
  • Giving
  • Blessings
  • Love
  • Inspiration
  • Finding one’s way
  • Spirit
  • Gratitude

Exercise 2 Strategizing a Series

THEME:  Iris, based on my iris paintings on fabric & paper

FREE ASSOCIATION and culled words for visual inclusion

  • Cultivation
  • Garden
  • Rocks
  • Fence
  • Birds
  • Sunshine
  • Soothing
  • Growth
  • Beauty
  • Royalty
  • Fleur de lys
  • Natural beauty
  • Fragility of life
  • Moment in time
  • Graceful
  • Inspiring
  • Gratitude for life & beauty
  • Joyful

COLOR ROLES

 

  • Purple & blues: Main characters, crowd scene & scenery
  • Greens: to enhance purples & blues
  • Yellows: occasional characters that support main characters
  • Black:  to outline main characters & to create supporting cast

TOOLS & MATERIALS:

  • Photos of iris, rocks, goldfinch, fences
  • Textile paint
  • Old book page
  • White, hand-dyed & commercial
  • Burlap
  • Photo print on fabric
  • Printable organza: supporting cast like rocks
  • Chicken wire to print on fabric
  • Perle cotton to embroider layered raw-edge applique
  • Polyester net for texture
  • Colored paper to create mock shapes for auditioning