Thursday, January 22, 2009

. . . tried the pink




Here is my effort to recreate the color scheme for a room dreamed up by Eddie Ross. Here's what he said about these colors:


Finally, this unusual color palette I imagine in a guest bedroom. I'd paint the walls a dusty pink (Mauve Morning VM66) and the trim gray (Manor Grey NA47) with two twin beds in a hunter green with coordinating bed linens (Cottage Green VM115). The curtains would be simple ring and rod with a green ticking stripe, the floors covered in wall-to-wall basket woven sisal, and the chandelier a traditional antler style. By mixing in the mauve with the hunter green, I think it's an unexpected twist on Adirondack.


I tried hard to love this combo. . . I really did. I added some black on one and some brown on another. . .what color are antlers, anyway? I imprinted the green with white-painted corrugated cardboard to emulate the green ticking stripe. I found a small piece of text on my table that had the word "deadbeat" on it and just on a whim stuck that on one of the collages. . . no particular reason, just seemed like a message.


I don't feel that these are some of my better efforts. . . maybe my antipathy toward the color scheme effected my ability to make good collages.

4 comments:

Jeane said...

oh, I think you met the challenge but I'm totally agreed with you on these colors! no life - they just sit there and believe me, your work doesn't just sit there!

Mary Buek said...

Jeane: I've been thinking about your comment and I agree, the colors do just sit there. I don't think it's the colors, but rather my method of creating these opaque lifeless papers. Back to the experiments. . .

bailey said...

Well, I guess I must LIKE those colors because I LOVED them...especially the one on the right. Maybe I don't know as much about composition!

Mary Buek said...

Thank you, Bailey. I think I could have done a better job of mixing the colors, especially the pink. But that's the point of these little collages: experimentation and learning new things.