One silk scarf, three linen shirts


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.



Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

7 thoughts on “One silk scarf, three linen shirts”

    1. 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?

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