Here I am almost finished with hooking Seaweed, and am happy with the interesting variety of the background. The lighter splotches of color are the Dark Olive Brown against the Inky Olive wool. The blue-purple that I hooked in the lower left I added near the bottom right.
Notice that I have varied the leaves growing out the center bulb-base. The leaves to the right have deep copper-brown veins. I have hooked the bulb-base on the left with a darker brown and let it be different from the other two bulbs. I have repeated the rogue steel-blue color in the inner lines of the lower right bulb. But the sage green line in the center bulb is still a loner, and I am wanting to change the colors of some of the other lines.
So I chose two stronger warm greens and hooked them in the lines near the sage green line. I instantly liked this better, the sage green line harmonizes now. I liked these stronger greens and used them in the left seaweed blooms. And while I was at it, I changed the center seaweed blossom, replacing the middle section of the top left bloom with a light lavender-gray color inside the blue outline. I added a bit more yellow-green to the top-center bloom.
The over-all coloration is muted and deep-toned. I can tell when I am finished when I perceive that the colors start to dance for me.
Next I will start the finishing process for Seaweed ~ Karen