Vermeer, A Lady Writing (1665-66, National gallery of Art, DC)
Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance (1664, National gallery of Art, DC)
Franz Kline, Untitled (1954, New York, NY)
Turner's Snowstorm: Hannibal and his Army crossing the Alps (1812, London , Tate Gallery)
When researching colour palettes, I find art galleries a wonderful source of inspiration. The masterful workings of colour used by artists over the centuries are awe inspiring. A current project of mine (to be photographed next week), began life with these paintings. Art's a great place to start a conversation about colour in the home: from one environment to another.
Saturday, 14 February 2009
Now, I've started this blog because frankly there is just too much good stuff out there to be contained within this limited storage vessel I sometimes call my brain. Not a day goes by when I don't see or remember seeing something that makes me want to grasp the hand of the closest person and say "isn't that great?"
I consider this an extension of my favourite 30 minute 'Show & Tell' class at primary school which I have been quietly waiting to carry on in a world that is changing with every blink of an eye. I'm excited to be living in what I believe is the best possible time in human history. I hope you feel the same way.
Wapping Project. I couldn't quite believe my eyes: an entire show dedicated to the colour yellow! And what a show it was, yellow umbrellas dancing in the trees, greeting me with a warm cheery wave that was reminiscent of visits to my grandmother, as she sat on the porch watching us pull up on the grey pebbled driveway.
Later, after a lung bursting ascent up the swirling steel staircase, I came across a surprising sight: a small sailing boat tethered to a glowing box of yellow perched on a mini lake on the rooftop; overlooking the River Thames, as if it were a baby whale hugging the flanks of it's mother.
God, I love this city.