TWELVTY: Episode 8

maroon, magenta, pomegranate & plum.

 

Red-Violet

The range of Red-Violet covers colors from the coolest side of the red tones, to the warmest edge of the violet-purples.

Red-Violet holds a special place in my heart. It feels like decadence and luxury – rich maroon and wine coloured velvet and satin. It feels like the bright joyful headiness of the flowers of a fuchsia, bougainvillea and rhododendron.

‘Comprised of 2 parts Red and 1 part Blue, this tertiary colour lies “hidden” between Red and Violet.

Therefore MAGENTA is both the end and the beginning of the Light Spectrum – representing the Alpha and the Omega – the fullest expression of Divine Love.’    

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Theory of Colours”

 

Color is Everywhere!

Looking for colors in everyday places can spark creative ideas. Where can you find red-violet 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 red-violet took shape.


These are some of my favourite bits I worked on during the month of Red-Violet. 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: Red.

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

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Follow my journey around the color wheel as next month is all about Red.

 

Hi – I’m Mixy!

This is 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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