I have a turquoise horizon that is on white cotton and fairly bright
and a foreground that has two colors that somewhat complement.
Ignore the strip at the top. The foreground has the purple and turquoise but that bright chartreuse is really jarring. I used a weak olive dye bath to knock back the foreground on the piece last Wednesday so I thought I'd try a weak blue (mixing blue) dye bath on this foreground and see what would happen. I may seem fearless but I knew if it was terrible I could just make another although I am almost out of the beige linen.
A chuckle here: I came in to the kitchen and was going to wash out this fabric but just in time I remembered I hadn't added soda ash water to the mix. Saved!! I only let it sit about 15 minutes because I didn't want it too dark.
On the ugly ironing board. This came out WAY better than I ever expected. I know you can't see it from this photo but there is some beautiful mottling from the LWI dyeing. And now another conundrum - which horizon , again!!
This is the turquoise horizon which I was thinking of using but wait. I just found another horizon that might work.
This is the lavender horizon VERY washed out by the light from an open door. It is a dark, rainy gloomy day but I did my best.
Notice that the orientation of the foreground is different with each horizon. The first is horizontal and the last vertical. Which do you think looks best and why?