Last month we were talking about the huge subject of colour. It was a good opportunity for me to get out all the design books that I have bought over the years and read through it all.
As a bit of fun we had to draw a colour combination out of a box and I got Orange Triadic. To find the triadic colours that go with orange, I had to divide the colour wheel into thirds and find the colours an equal distance from each other. The triadic colours I had to use were orange, green and violet.
It was a bit of challenge for some people who did not get their usual colour preferences.
We had been working on Value the month before and so I thought I would follow on from that and use the Sea horse as the motif again.
I found a lovely pale violet silk to use as the background and fused on the other shapes. I was trying to follow the values that I used in the black and white one.
It sat like this on my design wall for a couple of weeks and the more I looked at it the more I didn't like it. I decided to start again and this time make the background the darkest value and then I liked it much better.
I can see that I didn't get enough value contrast in the rocks below but I still went with it because it is supposed to be a learning exercise.
I added beads to the seahorse and then quilted around the seahorse and the background. When I finished there was a funny looking crease at the bottom of his body before the tail started.
|Seahorse 3- colour exercise|
It's always fun to experiment with colour.
Bye for now,