Visual Guide to Working in a Series: Next Steps in Inspired Design * Gallery of 200+ Art Quilts

Visual Guide to Working in a Series: Next Steps in Inspired Design * Gallery of 200+ Art Quilts

by Elizabeth Barton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607056614
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Barton is a well-known fiber artist who travels, teaches, and makes art quilts.Reflected light, translucency and the effects of time are recurring themes in her work, which is often influenced by her childhood in York, England.Elizabeth lives in Athens, GA.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Thinking
Definition of working in a series
Why one should work in a series
When should you work in a series
How long should a series be
Paving the way

Chapter 2: Getting to work: finding your theme
Begin by looking back
Variations on a constant
A central idea
Theme and variations
a simple unit
texture: arashi shibori, monoprinting
different views of the same thing
Choosing your best fit
Consider the display

Chapter 3: Getting to work: exploring the theme
How to work in a series
Sequential or simultaneous
Deciding upon a theme
Developing parameters
Deciding on techniques tracing sketching in pencil sketching in watercolor collage photocopying photographing computer software

Chapter 4: Working the Series: discovering art techniques developing intuition strong color schemes and the use of simultaneous contrast value patterns (chiaroscuro, or Notan)
applying landscape composition painting guidelines to art the illusion of depth working from photographs, the problems thereof the dynamic quilt focal areas and emphasis underlying structural patterns positive and negative space visual pathways shibui, the power of the mark of the hand

Chapter 5: Showing Your Work
Qualities to Strive For
Attention Getting
Strong Composition
Communication of Intention
Mark of the Hand
Good Technique
Good From a Distance, Better Close Up
Learning from Jurors’ Statements
Critique Groups

End Notes


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