Now that I am half done with hooking Seaweed, I have established most of the colors that I am using. Since I decided not to use the full-blown purple, and instead to hit that color in a more red-purple and with more muted lavender-grays, I took this idea into the Seaweed blooms and leaves. I have also added more yellow-green into the mix, which seems to enhance the background colors. The colors are starting to sing, and I can feel that things are coming together. I also added some steel-blue to the veins of the leaves on the top left, and in one of the blooms as an inner outline. The blue is almost gray, but add a little rogue color that creates a little tension in the color scheme. But it does not scream out at you and take your attention away from the main elements.
I also found a couple of dark warm brown textures that I added to the background mixture of wools. See one in two places in the upper left. Now I want to decide how to finish out the background and where to put variation and splotchy spots. I don’t want them to be everywhere. To my eye they should add an element of interest but not predictability or distraction.
Keep hooking, more to come ~ Karen