I recognized early on that this piece had too much going on. Too many colors, shapes and textures.
|Planets of Durham, stitched watercolor, 2014.|
But I didn't care, because it was an experiment with trying different techniques.
|Detail of textures.|
I haven't figured out how to bring the solvent ink shapes into my stitched watercolors. I think it might be able to work with a far simpler background image.
|First go around of planets.|
Next time I'll keep it quieter.
|I experimented with solvent ink hexagons.|
But, even if this is an overboard, failed piece, I like it because I was reminded how much I love color and how much I have to be selective with it.
|Too much going on, but it was a fun learning process.|
Time to get back to playing.