Saturday, January 30, 2010
When I weave a design sideways, I like to occasionally see it in the direction it will hang--hard to do by sitting with my head turned to the side but easy to do with the digital camera and the rotate feature in Photoshop Elements. Here's the view I have now--a few beginning inches are already rolled around the beam so those can't be seen. Thought I'd try taking a look at it in grayscale, too, since one of the things I'm attempting to do with the design is give a sense of dense entanglement of the kudzu vine and leaves. I think it's working OK so far with the values. The dark areas are actually of several hues, close in value to each other. I like to use that effect--similar values but different hues. I know it makes the pieces problematic to photograph in black and white and even color--but when seeing the actual pieces the richness and depth of the color differences within the same value range enhance the tapestry, I believe.
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 7:56 PM