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artsydefined color
Day 1: #artsydefined #color

Since I enjoyed joining in the Artsy Forager’s instagram activity this week, I thought I’d share a couple photos from each day on my blog that I took.
On Day 1, colour, I immediately thought of our overdyed rug. People who know me well know that I was obsessively shopping for one of these carpets last summer. I really wanted a turquoise one but found this green one in our price range. I like the nuances of the Persian rug pattern as they are muted by a single colour palette.

I also photographed a detail of my favourite painting, Soybean Painting, from 2005. I love the rich tones in it that were inspired by the colour of autumn soybean fields in Ontario where I am from. This painting took me about six months, coming and going, repainting and building up layers of acrylic through glazing. This was my first “big” canvas when I was learning to do mixed media.

Colour is one of my favourite art features. I am drawn to rich, saturated colours. For a while, I thought I should try some different colour palettes, but kept finding myself drawn back to warm burnt sienna and umber, gold, orange and brown. I think the earthy colours remind me of soil and the land I feel connected to as a farm girl and nature-lover.

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