2012 #6, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 15 1/2 x 15 in.
These two pieces are the last in a group of six that came from a doodling session during a meeting, which you can see here. I had originally thought I'd use a deep kelly green for #6, but after I had painted the blue, I thought this lighter lime green was more lively. I like the way my eye bounces from the points where the triangles meet out to the larger shape.
2012 #7, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 14 1/2 x 12 in.
I love playing around with difficult colors, and pink can be one of them. I'm trying to contrast its frothiness with a darker red, with shapes curving as though inscribed in circles.
2012 #6, detail
2012 #7, detail
These two details give you a better idea of what the paint looks like on the surface of the linen, and what the linen looks like which is hidden under the fully hooked pieces. I usually hook the loops through every other or every third hole. I'd also like to point out that although the linen seems to be a different color from one photo to the next, it's actually all the same. When I attempt to adjust the color of paint and wool correctly the background often shifts. This is one of the small annoyances of sharing work online, but the benefits far outweigh them.