Archive for March 14th, 2009

Extracting colour

I’ve written in the past about colour and back here talked about doing some exercises on colour in paint. I have to admit I haven’t gone far. Clearing a space to get out the paper and paint just doesn’t happen. So I’m shelving that for the moment and on to plan b (or somewhere further down the alphabet) which is to encourage myself to look, to focus on what’s in front of me. What’s in front of me most often is a computer screen.

Inspired by Ruth of Impulsive Arts, eg this post, and Kris’s Color Stripes I’m aiming at one “colour extraction” a week.

Attempt 1 is based on a photo I took in January last year in the front garden of May Gibb’s house in Sydney. It was research in preparation for ATASDA’s exhibition Inspired by May. (I made a section of the collaborative piece, but not an exhibition piece in the end. I attempted to weave – a raw beginner at that point – and it just didn’t happen).

colour_extract_1pThe grid of colours based on the photo:

colour_extract_1Not as easy as it looks…

which hopefully will encourage me to practice!


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