My last baseball-field-inspired print/painting was the blue-green one, rich with texture. I looked at it from every angle and saw the sun’s rays reaching toward the ground. Instead of weaving with individual strips, I created a larger piece to splice/weave into the background to complete the composition.
These photos show my early experimentations. For the final piece, I painted both sides of the leaves. The back side is purple so it casts a mauve shadow on the white parts of the background.
In the end, this piece, entitled “Spring Forth”, is my favorite of the series. It’s simple, yet tells a story. The complexity of the technique gives it depth without being so obvious that that becomes the point of the piece.
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