New print, "Bloom"

Sep 3, 2010

I thought this piece had gone to the "point of no return."  It's been sitting on my desk for some time now, waiting to be salvaged, cut up, or chucked entirely.  This week, I finally took one last stab at completing the work.  I have found that many times, this problem-solving stage yields some of my most creative works.  I think it's because I am willing to take more risks at this juncture in the creative process.  

In this particular piece, I decided to create a more dramatic contrast by adding an indigo wash to the bottom portion of the work.  The dark background, in turn, allowed me to layer some patterns on top in lighter tones. 

I am very pleased with how the piece turned out and am just as enthusiastic about how it looks as a print! The colors are vibrant and the small details are preserved.  I really love how it looks in a white mat and frame.  For more info on the print, go to my Etsy shop here.


annell said...

Good solution!

gretchenmist said...

lovely save! i really like the dark wash and the flowers.
funny how things can turn around + i relate to that experimenting when u don't care so much about the piece reaping good things.

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