I shy away from using a lot of color in my work. What is so unnerving about playing with color? Nothing really, but….
Once upon a time I visited a Claude Monet exhibit of his snowy winter scenes and it enthralled me.
Using a palette that exploits a subtle of use color variation and color interaction to illustrate a scene and to evoke an emotion reminded me that this too can be visually intriguing.
I had not thought about that exhibit in a while but I can see how the impact of seeing a roomful of these winter scenes have lingered in head and likely informs my approach to color when I ink dye my Tyvek forms.
I am currently in the process of creating my next line of jewelry using sterling, gold-filled metal, and gemstones. This palette too will be subtle highlighting the inherent metal color with a pop of color - reds, oranges, light purples, and blues.
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Citation: “The Break-up of the Ice (La Débâcle or Les Glaçons); Claude Monet.” http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/musart/x-1976-sl-2.134/1976_2.134.stdrez.jpg. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed: October 12, 2018.