My fresh order arrived with a whole bolt of pima cotton. ( I kind of feel obligated to make a blouse or something from it before I start painting 20 yds worth.) But I'm restricting myself to Fat Quarters. At least until I do something I want to repeat BIG time.
Lets start with my moping up cloths! Really!
After each painted piece is lifted from the plastic work surface it leaves behind bubbles of colour. I've been laying another piece over it to mop the remainder. Reds with blues and yellows with greens. These pieces are being built over time and are heat set between each appl. So this can go on until I decide its done. Definitely a one of a kind.
I'm thinking SKY / WATER here. Over a watery blue backing I put a more intense blue and some purple. That was the new colour I mixed today. These start to look like pieces of Art rather than cloth to be cut up.
This was the only Fresh White cloth today. The purple diluted, full strength red and some dilute blue. The streaks are from folds and gravity.
The last one is the most exciting. Brown? Gold? Not sure, but a keeper.
This is the purple over a set yellow with red and then just a sprinkle of dry RIT crystals in yellow.
All are heat set, so permanent. A little bit of salt effect, but lots of character.
These intense colours are much more exciting to me than pastels. The trick will be not to muddy stuff.