15 April 2007

seeing red


7" red dot plates with chicory flower

Each year I have different colors and color combinations that I gravitate towards. I have my old favorites in there too but this year it seems to be all about green, orange, and this new RED (see above) that I can't get enough of. Never mind that it is hideously expensive and defies my tight budget...Who needs drugs when you have this red!? I am thinking maybe a bit of navy blue (maybe towards the fall and one of my old favorites chocolate brown too) Of course the yellows are a sure hit and the canary yellow/light yellow combination is one of my first and I stay loyal to it. I do not spend a lot of time looking at trends and really I am holed up in my studio most days so I am not sure where I get the hankering for certain shades. I do think my forays into the outdoors influences me more than anything though where the navy blue is coming from is beyond me. I do it with my clothing too, I become attached to a color and wear it all year long. I have been doing this as long as I can remember wearing clothes. It seems I have a color chip embedded in my brain which reprograms itself automatically every year.

I am just finishing up a bunch of work and will be able to show you some of it by the weeks end. I have an exciting week ahead which includes a day spent at this amazing place and a visit to this letterpress studio. It is gorgeous out so I am off for my Sunday run in the park...and maybe to discover a new color.

5 comments:

amisha said...

the red is beautiful... one of my perennial favorites :) i think that for me, new colors get added to the mix but my old favorites stay the same... the reds and oranges and yellows are always with me.

Kate said...

that shade is gorgeous..it immediately draws my eyes to it

La Rimule said...

Yes, your new red is fabulous !!! really ! and I love the plates too...

Robyn said...

I just love your work!Over and above seeing what you are creating I'm also enjoying reading your blog. Though we create completely different art forms the creative buzz threading its way through your blog gets me into the right frame of mind to start work each day.

one black bird said...

thanks for sharing the red love with me friends!

Robyn, your buzz is my buzz :)