Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Limited Palette

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When working with others I have often noticed the colors they pull for their work are similar to the colors they are wearing. Do we put on that red dress when we feel bold or do we feel bold because we are wearing a red dress? I suspect the impact flows in both directions.
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My color choices as well have swung from one end of the spectrum to another depending on mood. But when the pendulum comes to stop in the center, I always seem to return to this limited palette of jewel tones. I wrap myself in these colors to fall asleep at night and wear them to work during the day. Each summer I look forward to the stains these cherries will leave on my lips. And on foggy mornings, I sometimes find myself staring intently at the honey on my spoon before letting it melt into a cup of hot tea. These colors just relax and enchant me.
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9 comments:

carla said...

You have a poetic eye for color! I love the two treatments of the same palette - the abstract and the photgraph. Lovely:>

Royce Addington: said...

WOW!!! So glad to find your blog.
Your work is elegant and beautiful!
Jewel tones are timeless, rich, and daring...creating them in glass is an amazing achievement!

Julia said...

You're right .I often use the colors that I wear :) Love your jewelery colors !

Lise Richards said...

I'm glad to find your blog - not only is your work wonderful, but the post is very insightful. I went back to my limited palette to see if these colors were reflected in the colors I have been wearing and they actually are! I loved reading that insight.

megan said...

But these aren't "just" jewel tones...there's something of the earth underlying and making them extra rich! You've captured the jewels, along with the earth that creates them. Very beautiful work!

Cheryl said...

Nicole, your glass work is lovely! I stand in awe! And thanks for sharing with us why you are drawn to these colors - I enjoyed reading your post.

Patricia J. Mosca said...

BEAUTIFUL...(just a single powerful word!)

steve said...

Nicole, I've always greatly admired great glass and three dimensional art. Yours is so well done--keep up the excellent work!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the glass plates you've made, I like your limited palette too