The beauty and fun of chiffon is that it is translucent . . . . .
and that means the colours of a chiffon scarf will vary depending on the colours beneath it.
I have to admit when I began this little investigation I presumed that the colours of this particular pink and green scarf would look strongest with the lime green behind but, to my surprise, I think that the navy blue linen really makes these colours sing the most!
Here are all three different linen shirts with my hand painted long silk scarf, Valeria Pink Green, grouped together for a fairer comparison.
7 thoughts on “One silk scarf, three linen shirts”
You’re right. It looks great with the navy. And with the others too – just more subtle in those cases.
Yes, subtle 😊 . . . I don’t really do much subtle!
I agree that it looks its best against the navy shirt. You are clever to make such a beautiful scarf.
☺️ Thank you – I have been painting silk for over 25 years, but have only returned to it seriously in the last seven years.
I agree. I’m also wondering if it’s value contrast as well as color? Can’t decide.
Oh I think you’re right to raise contrast as I suspect that is what is happening with the navy linen. Apparently our brains process the raw colour data sent from our retina along the optic nerve by ‘computing’ differences at boundaries. And, the bright pinks and greens are looking more vivid against the darkness of the navy. As an experienced artist I am sure you have worked with certain colour combinations that enhance different qualities that then tend to evoke a response, a feeling in yourself and your audience. Working with plenty of colour is quite magical and rewarding isn’t it?
Yes, it is. I think it is the thing that keeps me involved, I never get tired of seeing colors combine themselves.