Monday, August 15, 2011
The other day I followed a link on Cath Sheard's blog to Mind Games. The challenge on the blog was to come up with names for colours, then create the colours to match them. Not names of objects that would have colours associated with them, but more abstract phrases that would make you think hard about what colour would represent it.
Hot shower, disbelief, luscious, roadtrip, never ending, out of my depth, bbq on the beach, bleak house, 6 am......the list goes on as my my whirls around it. Its a good exercise in colour mixing and a wonderful jumping off point for inspiration. Why don't you give it a try and see what you come up with?
I used watercolour in this sample, but may switch to acrylics or oils for the next group. The colours when scanned and tweaked still don't give perfect replicas of the hue and perhaps a photo may do better. Next time.