The composition in "Chakra Roots" is translating well from painting to weaving, as are the colours. I don't "paint with yarn," a description used by some tapestry weavers. Yarn is yarn; paint is paint. When we paint, we apply pigment to an existing surface, our ground. Tapestry builds images where there is no ground or existing structure; the warp is a skeleton, the bones of a piece. The weft provides both flesh and adornment to that skeleton. I usually weave from a loose painting or drawing specifically intended for tapestry. Sometimes, I will begin with a photo, but this is my first attempt at copying a painting to fibre and, while I'm happy with the results so far, I'm not convinced that this is the process for me.
My values are balanced. I'm all about colour, so it's easy for me to forget that if values are skewed, there will be something "off" with the work, even if the viewer can't quite tell what it is. Technology is a help here - taking black and white photos of the tapestry as it progresses allows me to catch problems with value before I've woven too far:
Next up, more circles. Ah, circles. I have a bit of a love/hate thing going with woven circles, but that is a much larger discussion for another day!