After my foundation was in place, I started adding layers of different types of fibers
from sheer fabrics to paper ribbons
and with a layer of grey tulle on top to tone the bright down a notch.
Then I pinned the layers together to keep them from shifting too much during quilting as sheers and tulle can be quite slippery materials with which to work.
And last, but not least, studying the surface through the lens, enjoying how the big messy surface is turning into small pieces of art in each frame.
These pictures were taken in my studio with a daylight lamp as the light source. I am always surprised how much more realistic the colours seem than when I take pictures in my living room in full daylight, especially when using tulle. The tulle seems to take center stage and cast a little shadow on the background when lit from the side. Hmm, how do I get around that…