|Electric Fields (currently in the SAQA Concrete and Grassland show)|
The color of the year 2017 is forecast to be a nice spring green...
I don't know if the idea is to try to bring hope to us! Or just to take our minds off politics...but I do love the color and it will be great to be able to get some things in that color. I'd dearly love a spring green bra!!!! Black/beige or white just is so uninspiring! At least with quilts one can use any color at all!!
People often ask me "well, just how do I work in a series"?
Find a theme!! And, while there are very many good themes, color is a great one. We nearly all of us have a favorite color and a significant emotional attachment to it...I know when I see this light yellow green I feel different...it has a real emotional impact on me - there is so much hope and promise and lightness to it. Of course that's just me...you're obviously going to respond differently both to it and to other colors...but what a great starting point for a series?
I decided to look through my image files and see just how often I had used my lovely yellow greens:
|A Summer Day Long Age (in the PGQ collection)|
|April Rains (private collection)|
|Emerald City (newly returned from Art in Embassies)|
But below a very different bold approach. I had just seen the new Beverly Pepper giant strong iron sculpture outside our local art museum - she's into her 90s and her work is muscular!