Saturday, 8 September 2012

ice blue



Sometimes you've got to go with the idea of 'less is more'. Even though the over-printing on the snow gum print was working out I decided that I wanted to have a single print of this design on linen as well. So I mixed up a nice ice blue this morning as an experiment. Then a printmaker on twitter, @meganjmcpherson, suggested that the coolness of the blue against the warmth of the linen worked because it does in nature. This was the image she used to make her case:

which kind of makes sense to me. So it's listed here in case it takes your fancy.

6 comments:

  1. How well it works! Very striking and unsual. Our best inspirations are always from nature.
    Also both the cups (bowl? mug?) are lovely.

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    1. Thanks Priya. And the cups are both from Japan - land of gorgeous pottery.

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  2. It does work beautifully. This colour is close to a cyan and I always love the look of print newspaper printing colours - cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

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    1. I so know what you mean about those colours.

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  3. Hi, I've discovered your blog via harvest textiles. Yes, yes, yes - you are so right about less is more. The blue print on linen is so very calming, gives my eyes a big deep breath!

    Jenni

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    1. Thanks so much for the feedback Jenni. BTW, your illustrations are lovely.

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