|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!
Take a look at your work...have you been working in series all along? What does the work say about you and your hopes? What colors do you keep coming back to? And where will you go next?
I can't say I'm really looking forward to next year (!) but I am always going to enjoy learning, creating and cogitating! To say nothing of a nice cup of tea......which is a jolly good idea!
If you have been, thanks for reading!!! All good wishes for 2017! Elizabeth