Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Colour Dilemma

It's been a while!
I have been busy working with colour but not managed to find anything extra to say about it so have been quiet here.
But I'm currently working on a piece and have a colour dilemma.

I'm using some gorgeous matte copper Delicas (number 340) which are a very pink, light colour, and decided to pair them with emerald and amethyst rivolis:

Color by COLOURlovers

Then I decided to add in some Olivine to lighten it up:
Color by COLOURlovers

And then some Padparadscha for a contrast, which I felt it needed:
Color by COLOURlovers

I made sure I kept the new colour down to a small amount, as I just wanted it as a hint, but now I'm not sure. It seems quite a bit of a contrast but then maybe the piece did need it? Maybe I need to up the use of the Padparadscha so the small amount doesn't jar?

Fortunately the necklace is constructed in sections, so I can easily take it apart and reconfigure it as I choose, so I might just do some experimenting with that or sleep on it and see how I feel when the whole piece is completed.