Last month Ruth Lane announced the 1st Quarter Challenge focusing on Fauvism. If you missed it, you can read about it here:
I had a hard time deciding what to do and looked through a lot of photos and pictures for inspiration. Finally, I came across an old postcard from Hawaii of a ship on the sea under dark skies that intrigued me.
I decided I would concentrate on bold colors and simplified forms. Here is my layout:
I used prefelts I had previously made and batts I had on hand. Please ignore my messy work table. It’s hard to tell from the monitor, but the sail next to the green one is a teal color. Here it looks blue. Also the dark blue boom above the body of the boat got lost because of the blue water. I didn’t notice that when I laid it out.
I probably should have stopped fulling sooner. I had used a Domestic 56 base so it needed shaving. I couched some yarn for the masts and used yellow thread for the halyards (I believe that is the correct for the ropes connected.)
I decided to frame it. I had an old frame I had used for papermaking and it fit perfectly.
I’m not sure if this is in true Fauvist style, but I was pleased with the result. Have you started the challenge yet?