Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Colourplay Installation at European Patchwork Meeting

Today was installation day at the European Patchwork Meeting.  Here is our blank canvas:
Here is hanging in progress:
The installation technicians were superb.  Very thoughtful and seeking to show our work to its best advantage;
The black background panels were designed to be placed on black drapes and carpet walls but they also work satisfactorily on the white walls.  These photos are from before final adjustments:


And in this photo, you get a glimpse of Helen's work in the adjoining SAQA exhibition - Wide Horizons:
I (Brenda) will be at the exhibition all of Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and Françoise will be around on Friday and other times.  Please stop by and say Bonjour!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Orange

LLI wrap up this Colourplay Countdown with a few glimpses of orange that I have spotted in my travels en route the the European Patchwork Meeting and the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay exhibition.  It's been fun to revisit the Colourplay challenge palettes (even my husband has secretly enjoyed it, pointing out photo opportunities along the way ). If you are at the European Patchwork Meeting, please do say hello!















Sunday, September 14, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Gray

am not complaining but it's been difficult to find any gray inspiration on this trip.  The weather has been so warm and sunny that even Stonehenge and city buildings are gleaming:








Friday, September 12, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Spice

Spicing it up in London:
A window at Harrods:
Flowers at Fortnum & Mason:


Ferrari anyone?



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Chartreuse

This morning I take the Eurostar to France, the land of Chartreuse.  In the meantime, here are some chartreuse photos from England:



Colourplay Countdown: BrownSageBlue

This is from Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset. One view has more of the "blue" element:


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Colourplay Countdown Eggplant

Yesterday I visited the American Museum in Bath, a gem of an instutution with a thoughtfully curated and presented collection of decorative arts.  Of special interest was the Kaffe Fassett exhibit - a caern like space divided into different colour zones.  I even found eggplants in tge chatreuse room:
And, here are some less literal travel snaps highlighting the "eggplant" challenge palette of deep purple, emerald and burgundy:
The damson plum orchard at Bramptoncourt Estate was in full fruit:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Rusty

Today's "Rusty" Colourplay post comes from Worcester and the Royal Worcester Museum:







Monday, September 8, 2014

Colourplay Countdown: Purple/Yellow and Lorikeet

My  Colourplay observations continue in the English countryside.  Here is Purple/Yellow:
I despaired of finding anything from the Lorikeet palette but, once again, a tractor came to my rescue!
These begonias and lobelia also come close: