Thursday, March 20, 2014

Camden Town #2

Working with these colours was the blast of sunshine I needed, as winter persists here in Montreal. I usually like to inject a little complementary colour into my work, for drama and excitement, and in this case that would have meant a bit of blue-violet. But in the end I decided to stick with the analogous scheme of orange-red, orange, yellow-orange, yellow and yellow-green.

Camden Town #2
In this re-working of the image, I wanted to capture the syncopated rhythm of the windows, and I think I have been successful with that.

Below you can see my first Camden Town piece, for which I chose the central door as a focal point.

Camden Town
And below is the original photo, which I took this summer from a window in the Amy Winehouse Museum in Camden, just north of London. The shapes and lines appealed to me, and lend themselves to a variety of palettes.

original photo
Sometimes it's helpful to rotate the image, to see if the composition is successful. What do you think?

Camden Town #2, rotated


Maggi said...

Lovely injection of glorious sunshine. Yes, I do think it's successful as, even when rotated, it is still well balanced.

kay said...

Love this! I feel the warmth. Do you dye your own fabrics?

Heather Dubreuil said...

Thank you, Kay! Yes, I dye most of my own fabrics, though in this case there are some commercial fabrics thrown into the mix: textural or hand-dye lookalikes. I would love to try using highly-patterned fabrics at some point, but for now that's outside my comfort zone.

Heather Dubreuil said...

Recently a buyer of my work remarked on the lack of "sunlight" in my pieces. I had already chosen these colours before that conversation, but certainly Camden Town #2 could be seen as a response to her comment!

Lauma said...

SO juicy. Loving the bright colours you have been using of late! Nice to have the depth.

Judy said...

I was just introduced to you and your work by Maggi……love what you are doing! Your colors are delightful, and I like how you used 'syncopated rhythm' to describe the windows in this piece! Pefect!