"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Monday, 21 September 2009

Copper and St. Ives Blue

It occurred to me that the reason why the colours of copper orange and "St. Ives" blue in the last post work so well together is that they are complementary (opposites on the colour wheel)

This inspired my mosaic for Mosaic Monday




















1. Mary Linda 2. Ropes and Nets 3. Pierres Debout de Carnac (Standing Stones of Carnac) 4. there is something in the air tonight.... 5. Flap Detail 6. fall colours 2 7. Jellyfishes 8. Banana Silk Yarn -- Pumpkin Spice 9. Rust 10. Water Goddess 11. adventures in spore printing 12. felt detail 13. #412 Fleur Too 14. Beading detail 15. Stones 16. *

Thank you to all the amazing artists (my flickr contacts) whose work is featured in this mosaic

Have a good week :o)

16 comments:

Maria Dent said...

I love all the colour combinations in this mosaic.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Carolyn!
Thank you for a stunning mosaic to begin the week. I'll have to take a look at a color wheel. I haven't forgotten that you want to look at a red maple leaf. I have some pressed in a favorite book. I'll photograph them soon and post them. love! love! oxpp

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Carolyn, I love your Mosaic, It is beautiful and the colors glorious. May I ask you how your create a "Mosaic of Photos" I would try and do this too. Hugs Judy

Miki Karson said...

This is a cool blog, Miki showed me your hand dyeing processes, she thought I would be interested in trying them out and I am. Awesome mosaic.thanks Kromosapien

Chrissie said...

Carolyn I really love this colour combination - great stuff!

AeFondKis said...

Hi Carolyn you have a great instinctive eye for colour! thanks for including my 'something in the air tonight' quilting.
Linda x

Hopscotch said...

Carolyn, your such a talented artist and the composition of this mosaic is lovely! Look forward to more feasts for the eyes.

P.S.thanks for including my 'bead detail'.
Barbara X

Julie said...

Excellent mosaic Carolyn. I do love turquoise and orange together.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

A lovely mosaic, I love this colour combination

TIFLIN ART & TEXTILES said...

Thankyou for your kind comments. not usually up this early! but should do it more with the fantastic view of the sunrise.
Going to Angela Diggles Silk Painting workshop today. I do like this mosaic idea a lot of thought goes into placing and balancing the piece as a whole to make it work and you achieve it.

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Textile Art Showcase said...

The colour combination is great - makes me want to go and get out my sketchbook and paints and to rummage through my fabrics and threads and get creating - unfortunately this will have to simply join the queue for everything else that is already in the pipeline!!!

Are you curious about me? said...

This is such a great colour palete, so reminiscint of St Ives at this time of year. It is very inspirational.
Many thanks

ewa-christine said...

Hello and they are fantastic together!!!!!!

Zappha said...

I love your mosaics. You introduce me to other wonderful artists with them, and you honor me by representing my work. Thank you very much.

Wipso said...

I have just found your blog while looking for inspiration and will be dropping back in from time to time. You have a real talent for putting gorgeous colours together. A x