A week or few towards the end of 2011 I fell upon Marlene Glickman’s “Day by Day:Pieces of Life Series” which initiated 2 new projects. (The other of which I’ll type to you about later)
This a 12 month adventure taking shape as the year progresses. Ms Glickman set off my plan thusly:
“Making color and design decisions is sometimes difficult so I challenge myself to use only one color from the color wheel each month during my daily design exercises.”
From the start of January 2012 I’ve been working in new sketchbook, each month’s pages of doodlings and dabblings is limited to just one twelfth of the color wheel. Somewhere in each month I plan to upload my latests (and as I zigzag through the year, re-post the older months as they continue to develop).
Hold on to your hats folks, counting backwards we’ve got a quick 3 month round up….
is composed of purplish blues:
So far the months have all spread themselves over four pages. Why four? no reason (three not enough, five too many…) Just saying, cos other months might ramble further. Guess depth and range of the colors have a bearing too. (sometime I might count the pages n do the math)
Photography is a stage in the process, it gives clarity, like looking through somebody else’s eyes. Clicky close ups to show the detail…
At the time of typing March is not quite through, a work in progress…
The violet purples
February as a month is done and finished, but its pages will still get periodic tweaks. That’s the great thing about making your own rules to the game (; I’ll re-post updates later on.
Beginning the year at the reddy edge of purple
I began the year in the colors surrounding me, tones and shades of brickwork, cosy warmth, winter berries. From here I’m ambling backwards around the color wheel, journeying towards red at the end of the year.
So that’s where it all began, folks.
Just a few days and a new (blue) month begins. Check back for the next insighting extallment!
16 thoughts on “12 Colors in 12 Months”
YUMMY!! I am seriously salivating at these pages! lol
So, as I look at your pages and Marlene’s work…I think that I have recently been settling into the blue/violet/red family…you and I have sort of been exploring parallel worlds! Cool!
Ooh, I looked at your blog, and yes we seem to be running on parallel tracks! I tend to get hooked into a color range – it’s very much a red/magenta/purple thing now! 🙂
I am in love with your pages! Truly beautiful work! And I love knowing the story behind your pages!
yay! that’s so cool! 😀
Ok, you’re just freaking cool is all. Night night 🙂
That’s the perfect thing to read this morning!! Thankies!
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