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Build color confidence into artwork

 

Associated Press

A BORDERED diamonds quilt from Kaffe Fassett’s book “Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts” is shown. It also appears in his autobiography, “Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color” (2012). He’s taught workshops on this quilt throughout the world.

Artists and craftspeople know that the colors they choose — and leave out — are critical ingredients in their works’ success, no matter the medium.

Color done well is captivating. Color done badly? It’s just bad. Or drab.

Yet a color tweak may be all it takes to turn up a piece’s vibrancy and magic.

An eye for color is both intuitive and learned, say the experts.

Kaffe Fassett has spent a lifetime experimenting. The septuagenarian is exuberant with color in his embroidery, knitting and fabric designs. He’s known for bold florals, fruits and vegetables, and geometric shapes — i...



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