"Color is seductive"

I struggle with color. I have no control. 

 WIP: Purple Planet. First layer of honeycomb stitched. More layers to come. Watercolor and hand embroidery, 11 x 14 inches.

WIP: Purple Planet. First layer of honeycomb stitched. More layers to come. Watercolor and hand embroidery, 11 x 14 inches.

It helps to know that I’m not alone in this struggle. I can relate to the concerns shared by Japanese artist Fuyuko Matsubara, who creates stunning woven pieces, in an interview with her in the Fall 2015 issue of Fiber Art now magazine.

She said, “Color is seductive and when I don’t think about the values, [the work] gets flat, which is my weakness.”

Color is a weakness for me, too. I will work to address it.

But for today, this color is with me.

I work another layer onto my Purple Planet.