Watching blue sky and clouds reflected in my table from a window above.
Yellow is light with a wavelength of 570–580 nanometres. The colour lemon yellow is situated between 570 and 575 nm at the cooler end of the frequency range. Lemon yellow is naturally associated with its namesake, the citrus fruit, but was not developed as a commercial pigment until the early 1830s. Lemon yellow is cool, sharp and refreshing, it is an exciting and energetic colour which will rarely sit quietly.
A new series of 12 x 3″ paintings; Colour Sampler, acrylic on linen board. Memories recorded in a grid of colour and light. The paintings capture the feeling, tone and experience of a particular moment in time. These and other new paintings are on show at the Gravelly Barn Summer Exhibition this weekend. To see further information and examples of this work click here.
New paintings finished this week. Time, place, memory, colour and light. A still frame, a captured moment.They will be shown from 10th – 12th September at Gravelly Barn.
So much painting in the last month, every square inch of our flat and just one lovely canvas. This one forms the beginning of my summer projects. This painting and many more will be exhibited next weekend at the Gravelly Barn Art Show in Braughing, Hertfordshire.
There are little pockets of colour I have been noticing around the house on this rather grey day. We are having fun this morning looking at sample oak flooring, imagining how lovely our flat could look if it were tidied up with some paint and a lovely new floor. It will be a project for May, as we are off to the southern hemisphere for a month in two weeks time. In the meantime here is a collection of reds and another of greens.
This week I have been playing with the idea of extraction, specifically in relation to image making. It comes, in part, from having discovered the Pantone iPhone application which converts images into a 5-part colour scheme. I have been doing similar work manually with paint, but it is a pleasure to have a instant and hand-held version of the same. Mostly, I enjoy the extractions more than the image [the image above is a photograph of a tiny sake cup which lives on the kitchen windowsill].