In this section of the color wheel you might notice the color band narrowing.
Orange and Red merge so seamlessly, only the most perceptive of us catch the nuance of this particular in between place.
But it’s like the space between the in breath and the out breath, when you take time to find it, you realise it was there all along.
This month’s color space encompasses the rich warm earth tones of sienna, burnt orange and mahogany. If you’re in the northern hemisphere like me, you might see the outside world following this part of our color journey to the end of the year 🙂
“Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.”
~ William Wordsworth
Art is Everywhere!
Looking for colors in everyday places can spark creative ideas. Where can you find orange-red around you?
You can always join me in Pinterest for color inspiration.
Show ‘n’ Tell
For TWELVTY this year I’m making a series of small mixed media pieces for each color. They range in size from postcard size (ish) down to really-weeny-small.
At the end of the project I’ll assemble them into some bigger multicolored somethings. For now I’m focussed on one color at a time, and playing with ideas. Every month I’ll share some of my process with you here in this blog.
Here is how my month of orange-red took shape.
These are some of my favourite bits I worked on during the month of Orange-Red. Some feel like finished pieces, and some might get combined together when I return to them at the end of the year.
For now I’m setting these aside in readiness to move on to the next color: Orange.
Would you like to play?
TWELVTY is a project anyone can join, at any time. It can be as big or as small as you like. It’s yours to make your own. Get your free TWELVTY Guide here
Follow my journey around the color wheel as next month is all about Orange.
Hi – I’m Mixy!
I’m a mixed media & textile artist from London, UK.
I love to share what I’m making, and I hope it brings some inspiration to your creative time.
You can see what I’m making on this blog, and in these places too
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