The crab in its background

It took me quite awhile to figure out what to do with the area surrounding my Crab. I tried large stones, dark stones, light stones and all these pulled the focus away from the Crab. See…

Crab in progress2

So I got an idea that if the background became muted it would enable the Crab to pop more and would still have a feel of stones and pebbles. Enter, tulle in many colors. I have yet to finish all the thread painting, but I think this it the direction. Let me know what you think.

Crab in progress3

2 thoughts on “The crab in its background

  1. Judy Post author

    So I got an idea that if the background became muted it would enable the Crab to pop more and would still have a feel of stones and pebbles. Enter, tulle in many colors. I have yet to finish all the thread painting, but I think this it the direction. Let me know what you think.

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  2. Cindy Post author

    think the rocks distract the eye from the focal point, which is the crab. I think a muted background is more effective, especially for the purpose of this quilt, which is a calendar page. In this case a bright focus is the goal.

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