Friday, 26 August 2011


a closeup from Pieced and Patched bag
The importance of colour in a piece of work can never be underestimated.
This a from a letter from Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo
'This time its just simply my bedroom, only here colour is to do everything and giving by its simplification a grander style to things, is to be suggestive here of rest or of sleeping in general. In a word, to look at, the picture ought to rest the brain or rather the imagination.
The walls are of pale violet, the floor is of red tiles, the wood of the bed and chairs is the yellow of fresh butter, the sheet and pillows very light lemon green. The coverlet scarlet, the windows green, the toilet table orange, the basin blue, the doors lilac.
At that is all - there is nothing in this room with closed shutters.'
Follow that with 'Open your mind, open your imagination' and you will see where I am coming from!

1 comment:

  1. great colour Janet, and a lovely vibrant design ; i love it. Have been trying to get some comments to shall try again here!