I made a second "blue" quilt. I had an idea that I wanted to try, and as it turned out, it was a great opportunity to use my iPad drawing app to assist in its design. It was very fun to make despite the 24" x60" size/dimension that I am growing to hate. I made it as 6 separate components that were eventually joined together. Here are 5 of the components as I began to assemble it.
My abstract concept had to do with a vast night sky and a shades of deep blue, and superimposed by light and color (perhaps this part was influenced by our trip to Las Vegas).
And (definitely influenced by that desert sky) I wanted to add a suggestion of the immensity of galaxies and planets and nights filled with stars. But starting to add a bunch of dots of paint was pretty scary. I could easily ruin the whole deal. So I loaded the photo above into my Sketch Club drawing app and tried out some digital paint on it. I thought the dots might need to be only in the upper section, like this.
Or maybe there should be dots in the bottom section, but with less contrast.
Uh, no. It was becoming clear to me that this was where I was heading:
So, without actually touching paint to the actual piece I was able to find what I wanted to do.