It has been a while and I needed that time off from creating and all social media. Now I feel ready to create again and I have quite a few ideas. The first one is related to my watercolour and probably also ink painting.
I had read so much about colour theory and colour harmonies and tried so many different watercolours and in parallel I had started to explore “seasonal” colour theory for dressing yourself in colours that are supposed to suit you (best) but none of them made completely sense. I did not understand where I was going but I trusted my intuition and finally the pieces came together.
I have put together a palette of colours that reflect ME.
Not the colours that I like most – though I don’t really have favourite colours except for grey 😉 – or the ones that I was supposed to wear based on “seasonal colour typing” BUT the colours that are in me – my skin in the light and the slightly tanned areas, my cheeks when they are cold or blushing or hot, the veins that I can see through my skin, my eyebrows and lashes and my eyes which I never really knew consisted of so many different shades of green, blue, grey and even some spots of a kind of marigold colour. My eyes also seem to change colour depending on the light and what colours are around me.
I then matched myself or better all the colours I had found 😉 to a colour wheel and discovered my “inner” colour harmonies – monochromatic, analogous, triad and (split) complimentary. This is giving me the first ideas of all the options that are possible and I am very excited to explore those and then create my very own.
Here is the palette in case you are curious 😉
This whole process is also very much in line with my personality – that mix of analysis and intuitive, abstract creativity (INFJ and Enneagram 5/4) – and thus feels right. I am really happy with the outcome so far and ready to explore the possibilities of these colours to create images that not only originate in my feelings and thoughts but also reflect me on another personal and very individual level. This way colours are not just colours…
I am continuing this journey – maybe you want to come along?
How do you chose the colours you create with – be it photography or painting or also just for yourself?