Sunday, January 31, 2010

FFFC#41, Raven in the cherries

I have just finished my challenge piece for this month. Way out of my comfort zone, but I diligently worked away and find that it turned out not too bad.  Our challenge was, use three of the primary colors and their compliments. I chose to use all three primaries and their varying hues.  We also were to fracture the piece and to use something with wings.  I did a still life, as the raven always seems to sneak into them, but this time he is front and center.  Fracturing is totally new to me, and I think I might have got a bit carried away.  I was trying for a dark side wall and the sun rays coming in onto the light wall.  This is one technique that I would like to do more of.  That is what so great about the FFFC group, a challenge every month.
If you want to see some gorgeous fracture work:
http://www.katiepm.com/riohondolarge.html  Katie P
http://www.robbieklow.com/Gallery.asp Robbie J E

Enjoy and please leave a comment I appreciate receiving feedback from my peers.

4 comments:

Linda said...

Love the raven. Those birds are a favorite here in Maryland. I haven't tried fractures yet...not even sure where to start. I like what you did though.

Beth said...

Rhoda, this is whimsical and fun! Love the fractures - I've only done that once before. How big is your quilt?

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Beth it is 19x22". It was a struggle to do the fractures, but turned out not bad.

Carole said...

I love this one.. and I love your ravens!
You did a really great job on this!