background auditions again

27 Apr

More circles on the large moon piece last night, and yes, the glowing rhubarb root yellow thread for clouds, but today i must also get the figure where she belongs too!

Several choices, reminding me of searching for the perfect background for “Mother’s Heart” in 2013. (Looking for that post opens thought processes again for more of those wonderful anatomical hearts….) I don’t want her “dancing” on this work–though that would be difficult with no feet!– but i don’t want her “standing still” either. She must float, wave, hover, but still rise from, if that makes any sense.


Lfig back 1 CIt *could* work, but not in this context.

Better, but the borgles going under the figure would be problematic, even trimmed away:

Lfig back 2 CRather dull too.


Lfig back 3 CSome movement, some areas of interest, a contrast in texture.

I’ll trim away behind the figure though, because i’d really like to use the textured area in something else as well, maybe another small moon piece.

back 3 C

possibility moon



Posted by on April 27, 2016 in in progress, Indigo Dreams, Leighton work


9 responses to “background auditions again

  1. threadpaintersart

    April 27, 2016 at 8:01 am

    There is something about the first photo that I like !
    But, yes, much stronger on the blue !

    Liked by 1 person

    • arlee

      April 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      i do like that one too, but she just sits on it, so maybe in other work.


    • arlee

      April 28, 2016 at 6:39 am

      i wish i *could* use this piece–it was ecoprinted after the initial rusting and potassium permanganate dip, with oak leaves from the Leighton conservatory!


  2. snicklefritzin43

    April 27, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Your background choice is what my eye wanted to see with the woman, also. Looking forward to watching the piece continue to develop.


    • arlee

      April 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      i like the way that strip of white looks a milky way, perfect for her companioning the moon.


  3. fiberels

    April 27, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    stunning blue background !
    (SURE you trim away behind the figure … 😉 !)


    • arlee

      April 27, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      oh i will, i will 😉


  4. margarethd

    April 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    She looks like she belongs on the blue piece especially with the white diagonal…

    Liked by 1 person

    • arlee

      April 28, 2016 at 6:41 am

      The Milky Way in an indigo sky…



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