Rendering of the Month
Does anybody else love Michigan autumn as much as I do?! Although I’m sad to see our summer come to a gradual close, I adore the rich tones of the fall colors we see here, and the endless variety of gorgeous unique leaves, making their annual drop from their homes in the trees. (Not to mention hot apple cider, and doughnuts… who doesn’t love that?!)
These next renderings were inspired by those crisply edged leaves that will inevitably make their way down to the cool, dry earth. W72704-Atitlan seemed like the perfect pattern to adapt to this seasonal motivation.
Staying true to my muse, I utilized rusty warm brown hues for the pattern. In contrast to the orignal design, the edges of this rendition have crisper, more hardlined live edges that form freely across the rug.
In this version, I dramatically scaled up the pattern, and deconstructed the fill areas to create directional outlines. I love the mix of cool blues with the warm brown accent to bring the design to life.
Keeping things simple here allowed the high contrast to become the eye-catching element in this rug. I changed the entire pattern to a seemingly sketchy outline, and added a tonal striae in the field for depth.