Sunday, September 23, 2007

More complementary color

This week, I am thrilled to be taking a three-day workshop with Sue Benner through my art quilt group. I've never had the good fortune to have a class with her before now, and I'm really looking forward to it. The workshop will be on abstraction ... so we have been given the task of bringing some pictures to work with, and will go from there.

Conveniently, this has coincided quite neatly with Bob (my brilliant lawyer boss) being away for 10 days. So I'm free to to have fun without worrying about work.

Meanwhile, I thought I'd post some color exercises I've done lately on complementary color schemes (Brenda, note the "e"!). It was fun to put these together.








I've been doing color exercises in a journal, collecting color bits from photos to capture various ranges of hues. It's simple, but it IS making me look at color with a different, more conscious eye.

5 comments:

Brenda said...

My compliments on your colour collections!

Ms. Jan said...

Diane, this is a great exercise and certainly makes you see things in more detail. I guess I'm going to have to start keeping a design journal. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gerrie said...

A big hug to my all time favorite teacher. Sue changed me from a follower to a starter - doing my own thing. She is a fabulous teacher and artist.

zquilts said...

They look wonderful ! What a great exercise idea. Thanks for posting about it.

Mrs. Mel said...

O Wow Diane. These are such a wonderful collection of colors and images. I am thrilled with what you made and can see them framed and hung as art.
And I think I can use this idea to get my husband to see the color scheme ideas I have for decorating. Yippee!
Melody