Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I came across an exercise on visual texture in the latest issue of Quilting Arts magazine. It is an excerpt from a book by Lyric Kincaid. Looked pretty interesting so I decided to give it a try. The following photos are for the first step. She said to go outside and take photos of different textures noticing the textures from close-up and far away and then make some notations about what you noticed. This first photo is of rust inside an iron pot. I love how you can really see the bumpy surface and the variations in color. Love the play of the dried leaves against the ice crystals from a recent snow. Also the sunlight on the leaves adds visual interest.
This next one is pine tree bark with a pruned section and two different vines winding their way up the tree. The white on the pruned area is some waxy substance. I like the texture it adds and also the smoothness of the vines against the rough bark.

This is dried yarrow. Love, Love, Love the texture and the change from light to dark.

Part 2 in my next post. If anybody wants to join me in this exercise, just post a comment and we can discuss our findings.

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