Monday, May 28, 2012

sensing a theme

I've had the same colors on my paint palette for ages. When I organized images for my website, it was like I had turned every single canvas to the same sand-and-cerulean channel. I guess I had been aiming for consistency, but it kind of made me panic.

I've started some new pieces that radically and deliberately diverge from my comfortable creamy ochres and sage-y blue-greens, but then I noticed that combination showing up in my recent fabric purchases:

And on my bed:

And a little pen holder I re-painted:

And a bag I sewed:

I just can't help it. I love it so much I want to LIVE IN IT. And clearly, I do.

As if that wasn't enough, I started a painting based on the first fabric, that sweet deco floral design, because it's a smallish, odd-shaped remnant that I couldn't decide what to do with, and really couldn't bear to do anything with, lest I waste it, the horror.

So, back to the painting palette I went, and the colors fairly mixed themselves:

After this, it's fluorescent pink, promise.



Anonymous said...

I love that bag - and they are very nice colors indeed! Jan

Mieke Stoub said...

To future generations, this will be compared to Picasso's Blue Period: Danely's Sand and Cerulean Period.

Abby T. said...

I went to a wedding once where the whole wedding party wore baby blue & brown. You would have loved it!