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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hypnotised by summer of colour

Lime and purple were chosen for summer of colour this week – a pair I do use in combination, and also with orange for the full secondary colours triad.

Looking at the two colours on my Photoshop elements screen I felt they were drawing my eyes into the screen and started thinking about hypnotic concentric circles.  I created some

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sc-3-lime

Then I copied and collaged some, prompted by the tangle pattern hypnotic

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And then for my final A4 size poster I used the 4 collages together

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‘squaring the circle’ = to find a good solution to a problem when that seems impossible, especially because the people involved have very different needs or opinions

Squaring the circle is a skill I’ve been known for throughout my working life and seemed appropriate when using square collage of concentric circles.

Looking forward to seeing what others do with this colour combo and which combo is chosen for next week.

23 comments:

Miriam said...

Fab-u-lus! Squaring the circle I just love it. You will smile when you see the results of my playing...

Sian said...

Like spirograph only better!

Becs said...

These are great and this colour combination works brilliantly!

Zafaran said...

Great idea and it looks so fab!

joy said...

I like the idea of "squaring the circle" and your poster turned out so nicely!! Great work.

Diana Evans said...

oh this is so neat!!! love the colour combo and the graphic nature of your work!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great job! I'm having trouble with this color combo, but you really embraced it!
Rinda

Karla B aka Lady Skyclad said...

I am mesmerized by your work!Lovely!

Tammie Lee said...

pretty pretty
and strong designs

Kim said...

Fabulous! Love all the circles in this color combo.

Tracy said...

Love that poster!

Shahrul Niza said...

This is such fun art!. Yes, I love the hypnotic circles and the words too.

Diana Taylor said...

That's a great piece of work - I love the retro design and the colours work so brilliantly together. Fab!

BJ said...

Super colour work and squaring the circle is great too. BJ SOC#41 and thanks for visiting my offering already.

Anne Manda said...

Very striking! <3

Cheri said...

Your first entry really drew me in - felt that hypnotic quality immediately. The final result is fantastic! I've never heard "squaring the circle" but love the concept!

Kristin said...

xo

JansArtyJunk said...

Hypnotic indeed! ;)
...with striking results!

Gail said...

Boy those first 2 were really hypnotic. Those colours really went well together.

Christine said...

You've hypnotized me, nice work!

stefanie stark said...

The circles look fantastic! They hypnotize me as well! Great idea!

Natasha said...

Love your digital creations, the circles look gorgeous together, very hypnotic the way you displayed them!! :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh, so cool! I love your digi creations so much!