Movement is the class theme for the month. I’ve submitted three sketches and am undecided which to make up.
I saw boys practicing ice hockey at a nearby pond. My vision here is a sunset scene with the winter sun just behind the left hand background scrim of trees. The player is silhouetted in dark purple and the ice is scratched up with blade marks. He’s heading home after a scrimmage. I might paint cloth to get the ice surface effect I want. The vertical line to the right is where I added more paper and would not be part of the piece. I am thinking the horizon line might be better slanted the other way to echo the V formed by the hockey stick and its shadow.
Elizabeth really liked hockey boy, and suggested just fading out the background rather than defining it.
Nothing like skid marks on the road at night to get your attention. (And was I surprised at some of the results when I googled images for that term.) I would use bright yellow and orangey reds to signal danger. I might add some cracks in the paving. The splotches represent colors in a dark fabric I would use for this piece. I envision this piece as simple but bold.
In Z I was going for an abstract jaggedy effect. The incoming thin triangles would be at least partially transparent. I would use a much bolder palette than the one here, and I would use a vividly contrasting color for the white stripes. Think Lancaster County Amish quilts.
The hockey player intrigues me, but I don’t know if I can get that one done in a month. There are many unknowns as to techniques to get the effects I want. It will require lots of experimentation. I like skid marks because I love curvy lines and I could use it for a quilt challenge. Finally, Z plays to my love of color combos that vibrate though I’d need to work out a construction plan before I began.