Well, here is my effort for the last in my colour class series.
Last Saturday we were doing a Tetrad scheme – a scheme comprising four colours which are two sets of complimenteries that form a rectangle on the colour wheel.
I struggled with this quite a bit. i don’t think necessarily in terms of the fact I was using four colours – I think I’m quite happy to do that as long as it is sub-consious. Make me concious of what I am doing and I was quite surprised with how challenged I was.
The whole scan has washed the colours out a bit (grrr at technology!) but the pic is quite vibrant. I thought I would be starting with the yellow-orange of the grass but that threw up a choice of 2 combinations that I just couldn’t get my head around.
So, in the end, I started the scheme by looking at the orange-red as the first colour. That allowed me to have the yellow-orange in teh mix, throwing in the blue-green and the blue-violet. Still I wasn’t convinced and Shona then threw another thought my way. She has learned over the last 6 weeks that I am drawn to quite rich mixes and versions of colour. She suggested that to do that would just combat the colours in teh pic too much and perhaps if I looked at the softer tints of the tetrad….. Hmmm I thought.
So that was my 2-fold challenge – to actually look for papers in a scheme i wasn’t sure could work, and then to actually choose more subdued versions of those colours. I found the first three colour quite quickly – but do you think I could get the violet-blue? This was the colour in the mix that for me really didn’t fit.
In the end, I dumped the class layout using a white background, went with the colours I finally chose, but bumped it up with a richer version of the orange-red, planning to use it in the title. A quick flick through the mags in store and I lifted this layout.
As we did the “Show” bit at the end, I was asked if I was happy with it. The answer is yes – but to me one colour still is a question mark….. when I asked why, all I could say was that it was *different*
Sing with me now…“One of these things is not like the other…..”
PS – no, DH and I do not have medical conditions, it is a last minute rememberance to not put his and my faces on the blog – a bit of a security thing as our faces do not change as fast the younger Mr’s. Well, unless you count the wrinkles……………. 😆