This cotton fabric was dyed with black walnuts several years ago and was languishing in a drawer. I was looking for backgrounds for block printing and decided I would probably never use this dull beige fabric for anything else.
I originally planned to use neutral shades - more browns and beige's, but as I was mixing colors on the palate, I decided to go with the pastel shades of the desert and beach in Sonora, Mexico at dusk or dawn. I love the way the colors look with the background, which reminds me of the color of the sand in Sonora, Mexico, where we vacationed in February.
I am really pleased with this piece so far. I had planned on using it for a background for some screen printing, but now I am pausing to reconsider. I really love the muted colors and textures of this piece.