Colour.

I rarely use colour in my work at the moment, and when I do I use it cautiously. I think I get a bit overwhelmed by the connotations behind using a particular colour, or using one colour against another. However I’d like to try to overcome this, and have recently been noticing colour combinations which occur in my everyday surroundings. So this week I decided to go out for walk and photograph a few. I seem to always be drawn towards muted hues, rather than bright, bold colours, particularly peeling paint – when one colour reveals another underneath, hinting at the history of the object. I’m going to try to use some of these colour combinations as inspiration for some new prints this year.

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2 Comments on “Colour.”

  1. Charlie Saul says:

    I really lacked any confidence with colour until I threw myself into it, and still do. I’ll always have doubts about it really, but knew I had to start using it as it’s not too far to suggest that line can be very rational and controlled, whereas colour can be very emotive, and suggestive as you say, conveying instant ‘meaning(s)’ possibly. Goodluck! I like all these found compositions and weathered colours. A really interesting post lol. 🙂

    • I agree Charlie, I started reading ‘Interaction of Colour’ about a year ago and never finished it. Need to get back to it – it’s really interesting. I find it somehow less daunting to use found colour combinations, as it is almost decided for me – and it will hopefully allow me to introduce colour into my work not only as a visual element but as a concept – using colours and combinations which surround us everyday but perhaps we don’t always take the time to look at.


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