Monday, August 26, 2013

Whaddya Think?

My first indoor 'sewdio' day in weeks, and thus far I've finished one miniature...with 6 more on the drawing board/in the sketchbook/in my head.

I have 24 mats to fill, many black, white, grey or brown -- but this piece called for colour.  The only problem is, I can't make up my mind!  Here are the auditions.  (Each mat is 8" x 10" with an opening of 5" x 7" -- hence the term "miniatures".)

"Red Shed" - mat option #1
"Red Shed" - mat option #2

"Red Shed" - mat option #3

So...whaddya think?

11 comments:

Dolores said...

The first red mat leads my eye to the mat and not to the miniature. Likewise the third one (although not as much) and as soon as I saw the second mat, I knew it was the right one.

Unknown said...

Second one for me

Mertie said...

Second for me too!

Kitchener Quilter said...

I like that second one best, too. The all red mat might be too much red for your lovely art work. Have you thought about doing two mats? A skinny red mat under that grey one might really make it outstanding.

Gina said...

Yeah, what she (KQ) said. I like the first red mat, since it goes with the accented barn, but it's a bit *too much* red. The blue mat keeps the barn as the outstanding subject to draw the eye into the rest of the image. KQ seems to have found the best of both :)

Suzanna said...

I vote for the second one too!

rtquilter said...

Me too! The reds are too distracting. A narrow red inner line might be nice but not the whole thing.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I like #1 and #2.
The red one is bright and fun, and highlights the red shed. While the second one gives a very calming effect to the picture.
I don't think the third one shows off your work as well.
....my 2 cents worth!! :)

Jenny K. Lyon said...

Second for sure!

Judy Warner said...

I am a bit late here...the first is really vibrant but it is true that it minimizes your art. #2 is most complementary.

Linda A. Miller said...

My vote is #2. #1 is good, but a bit too red....