Sunday, June 18, 2006

Middle Minor

There were only four of us at the last Tapestry Group meeting...lots of people traveling for the summer.

I continued my value study at the meeting by selecting the yarns for my piece in Middle Minor. The "Middle" implies mid-values and the "Minor" means there are only mid-values in the piece. From the black and white photo you can easily see the colors chosen are all the same value and darker than the High Minor I wove previously. There are some slightly lighter values on the right side...those are there to tie in with the 4 by 4 square [a high major] that will be directly to the right.

I just finished this piece this morning. I discovered when taking photos the flash makes the values and colors look much different than when I simply look at them. So I took photos without the flash...its foggy this morning so these photos are not the best.

In Minor keys there are no 'accent' colors since all the colors are from the same value. This creates a dreamlike, serene and peaceful feel. I definately get those feelings in this piece. This was a similar feel from the High Minor.

If one uses cool and unsaturated colors one is supposed to get a feeling of distance, if bright colors are used it should be exciting. I have very few bright colors in my pallette...but cool and unsaturated colors I do have. In this piece the green in the left corner does seem to be much closer than the other cool colors which seem to be a bit further away.

I like the minor keys. The calm and peaceful feelling is an interesting effect - I like the feeling that is generated when I am weaving. On the intellectual side, it is quite challenging to come up with an interesting composition with colors in all the same key. extended middle minor...


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