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Monday, September 13, 2010

Two projects

I sometimes feel nervous sharing my school projects because I'm sure one day I will look back and cringe. I can already see things I would have done differently in these completed last semester. But never mind, I'll just try to see it as part of my journey.

Project #1: Restaurant Project

Images studied (flickr) and Basso and Brooke fashion show

Clockwise from top left: Christopher Farr cloth used on chairs
bernabeifreeman lace panel in white with yellow fabric backing used on the far walls
bernabeifreeman lace pendant
inspiration from the Ivy
restaurant painted in gouache with pink graduating shades on right wall
yellow fabric sample, natural floorboards

The theme was springtime primavera. After mapping out things that remind me of spring I looked to the sky and became fascinated with the japanese white eye bird, in particular its colours. I carried through the pinks and yellows in my restaurant colour scheme.

Project #2: Colour and Culture Project
Images studied (flickr)

Clockwise from top left: Warwick fabric
Sample off white fabric
loft space in gouache
Home Beautiful image
natural floorboard (I would have preferred a blonde wood)


The task was to pick a culture and study the use and meaning of colours used by that culture. I chose the Tuareg nomads known for their bright indigo coloured veils and clothing which rubs off onto their skin over time. The blue shades, deep purples and sandy colours became my inspiration for this loft space. If only I had a lighter blonde wood to show for the floorboard.

I wish I had more time to work on these projects (and that I had learnt to render prior to this class!) however they did open my eyes to the use of colour in nature and in culture and it was fun to work with gouache.


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