This is the 5th month of my creative challenge for 2018 Taking Shape: Cues from Nature – a monthly art project. I am returning to a familiar subject – banksia flowers.
I admire the fortitude and stoicism of the banksias on the coastal heathland that flourish despite being buffeted by salt-heavy winds. In this work, I wanted to explore positive and negative space. Is the banksia flower pink and blue?
Checking value is gray scale is helpful too:
Taking shape on the design wall:
And here is the completed textile painting for 15 June 2018 – Fortitude (50x50cm):
View the Taking Shape: Cues from Nature collection on my website. The next Monthly Art Project showcase is on 15 July 2018. I invite you to join the creative challenge with YOUR personal monthly art project.
Join the Monthly Art Project: Flourish in 2018!
The Monthly Art Project Facebook Group is open to any artist in any medium with a showcase on the 15th day of each month. New participants are welcome at any time.
Here is an overview of the June 2018 Showcase so far: