I saw La La Land this weekend and Damien Chazelle musical is brilliant and emotional tribute to the 1950’s musical. Visually stunning eye candy for my inner graphic designer. Not so much a visual re-imaging of Los Angeles as a opportunity to see it through an artists eye. Chazelles last film, “Whiplash”used Jazz as a tool to explore ambition, the price of achieving excellence. Read More →

violets colour swatch

The violets are one of the most recognisable flowers.  Even the scientific name of the principal type makes sense; it is Viola odorta, the sweet violet.  It is a native of Europe. Many hybrid forms exist with both single and double flowers.  Flower colours include white and shades of pink lavender, violet, purple and yellow.

I call this colour swatch Violet on wood.Read More →

Angelica Dass mosaico+Humanae

The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color given by Angelica Dass a Brazilian Photographer.  The ‘Humanae’ project began as a small family album included relatives, friends and neighbours.  The project now includes portraits of more than 3000 people from 24 cities spanning 15 countries.  She states that the “Colour of our skin gives a lasting impression.”Read More →

After a ten days holiday in Tokyo which ended up a visual feast.  I took hundreds of photos with my iPhone the colour within this is vivid and I was interested what type of colour palette I was able to extract from it.  I call it Shinjuku.Read More →

The colour red is the colour that attracts attention, excites curiosity and arouses to action.  Red is psychologically stimulating, and it can be used to increase blood circulation.  Representing passion and power, red is the colour that will attract the most attention. The color red is the colour of fire and blood, so it is associated with danger, war, energy strength, determination desire, and love.Read More →

In the early twentieth century in the United States, the peacock feather was a fashion fad.  It appeared in hatpins, belt buckles, fob charms, collar and cuff pins, shirtwaist sets and the eye of the peacock feather was copied onto the new spring ribbons.  I call this colour swatch peacock feather.Read More →

Watercolour texture warm colours

I was in the hardware store  this morning and I picked up the Dulux interior colour collection catalogue. I love colour swatches and I always find them a fun and exciting way to be inspired. When I  was something through the brochure I was thinking about warm and cold colours.Read More →

Bauhaus Colour

BAUHAUS COLOR THEORY We think of color as transcendent – a language of sorts that signifies independent of cultural differences, time period, or aesthetic movement. Color is a powerful tool that permits designers to influence mood, compose spaces, and even make profound statements.Read More →

Northern lights are a result of the collision of gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.  This palette I created from the deep and cosmic colours of a photo taken in Estonia. I have called it Aurora.Read More →

YinMn - The New Blue

I am not a natural when it comes to being able to distinguish between different shades of the same colour. It has now just become more difficult to differentiate a new shade of blue has hit a market called YinMn. Researchers named the pigment YnMn after its three elements: Yittrium (Y), Indium (In) and Manganese (Mn).Read More →