From maroon to magenta, pomegranate to plum.
“Mauve? Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”
~ James Abbot McNeill Whistler,
American Painter and Printmaker, 1834-1903
I love color, and I’m fascinated by the way it appears in life, how it interacts, how it’s assigned meaning.
Throughout 2017 I explored color on a much deeper level in a year long visual adventure, ‘TWELVTY’, a trip around the color wheel exploring one color each month.
I shared the adventure with a group of artists and creatives in the form of an online program. It was the most fun, compiling resources and information on each of the 12 colors.
When we tune our eyes in to notice the colors around us, life becomes brighter and more vibrant.
Each month I played just with the one color the was focus for the month, pushing my imagination to find new ways to create within these boundaries, by adding more single color pages to this mixed media art journal.
Over the last 12 days of the year I want to show you a glimpse of this project.
We began with Yellow, Yellow-Green, then Green, Blue-Green, Blue and Blue-Violet, yesterday we looked at Violet. Tomorrow we’ll step around to Twelvty-Nine: Red
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TWELVTY is adventure you can join too.
By exploring the color wheel and each of the 12 colors, I share my creative process plus a feast of resources about color I’ve collected for you.
You’ll learn about the history of how color has been used, not just by artists, but as part of different cultures around the world. You’ll discover the meanings linked to the colors, how there are connections through the ages and around the world.
There are even playlists of songs and music relating to each of the colors! (I said it was thorough, right?)
In 2018 I’m introducing a new element to TWELVTY – a shared creative project that we’ll work on together as we traverse the color wheel.