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complimentary colours

June 29, 2011

even nature occasionally has problems with complimentary colours, easier to use in their tints and shades they can be powerful. When using them together in weaving use them carefully or the result can be mud!in their full hues red and green evoke memories of Christmas.

purple and yellow seem like Spring colours and remind me of Easter.


this eggplant blossom is a beautiful example

Guatemalan back strap weaving

I was surprised at the variety of purple/yellow combinations




Mom’s old linens and natural dyes

blue/orange complements are frequently seen in commercial art and advertising but not often in nature. It is powerful and demands attention.










whew! that’s too many photos. Tomorrow I’m dyeing.

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 30, 2011 10:14 am

    Great compositions. Reminds me of when I was in art school I took a 4 week painting course – 6 hours a day – starting with blue/orange, we spent a week on each complementary pair, then the final week on a full palette. A real challenge, but boy, did I learn about colour.


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