I can’t always put my finger on why I choose certain colours for a scarf, but after painting three muted scarves in the Edlyn series, I felt the need for something a touch more brash.
After drawing out the basic Edlyn design it was time to start selecting the colours.
The colours were definitely not from a medieval palette, but they were still too pale and pastel and needed a bit more zing somewhere.
Yes, I liked the fuchsia pink and the chartreuse green and the whole design was better pulled together by adding plenty of the chartreuse to the diagonal swag.
And, mmm, yes, adding more of the chartreuse worked, but to finish off the scarf unquestionably required just a little more fuchsia.
7 thoughts on “Another in the Edlyn series”
Thank you for documenting such an interesting process.
😊 Thank you for taking the time to take a look. I hope you mending well and I bet you are looking forward to the 18th!
I certainly am.
Interesting thought processes!
You know with the weather we’ve had recently I can’t believe I am not painting endless grey pieces. Valencia looked so, well, sunny!
This is so beautiful! Do the blue lines stay? My mother used to paint silk scarves, but she used wax that ironed out so that there were white borders between the colors.
Yes, I have used wax in the past, but I now use gutta. It’s a water soluble rubber based product that washes out instead of the ironing, but most usefully will carry dye. It is a little tricky to get the consistency not too ‘wet’, but it means the outlines dye the silk and so the coloured lines remain after steaming and washing. Hope that’s not too garbled an explanation, and thank you for your kind compliment.