These are my tonal columns using 4 different papers. I have occasionally shown the same image vertically and horizontally (marked as a, and b.), because I am fascinated by the difference to the eye and imagination this makes. Also some designs naturally lend themselves better to one format or the other and others conform well to both.
1. a, b.
Here I have used the same papers but arranged them in a different way.
2. a, b.
This shows the Fibonacci series using one plain and one patterned paper.
I used different paper to continue the development of this sequence for the next sample shown. This shows the sequence with alternate strips flipped.
I am now using 5 strips in tonal order in the following images. I really like the fractured effect.
5 a, b.
Finally I have developed these same 5 papers into a patchwork block.
The following images show the final design exercise using the Fibonacci sequence,where a starting block is cut at 45 o angles.
This is the block I started with…
… and made these designs!
(Something fishy going on with no. 8!)
Then I started with this…
…and made this.
11 a, b.
Now to move on and do something with the Golden section.