Last month I carried out a colour check on my stock. I guess it was because it was the beginning of another year and seemed a natural time to review the colours situation.
Over the years I have found that my creative choices often result in some colours turning up more frequently than others. Blues, pinks, greens, purples, gold and turquoise make regular appearances, but less so yellows and red.
And, the result of my little survey was I noticed there was no predominately red or even a partially red silk scarf for sale on my shop.
That situation has now been rectified with not an entirely red scarf, but one featuring an array of beautiful tones of crimson and burgundy with a touch of scarlet. And, when I was painting it last week I wondered why I didn’t use these darker reds more often.
11 thoughts on “Dramatic scarlet, crimson and burgundy”
Although I like all your ‘colourways’, I think you do rich, saturated shades so well. Dramatic indeed!
Thank you. I think it’s the double layering that does it. A process I like as I have less control and the results are mostly serendipitous.
It’s such a strong bold color array. Somehow it seems perfect for this time of the year.
Yes, don’t know about you, but we’ve had some very grey days recently and these colours certainly lift my mood.
We have had the same kind of weather, and around this time I do start to long for some color and warmth. I agree with you, sometimes you have to fight back, don’t you??
You certainly do and why not with splashing some colour around.
You certainly have “splashed some colour around”. Dramatic, intense, moody yet relieved with the touch of yellow.
Yes, I think we can all do with a little sunny or golden yellow to brighten up life and perhaps a little less drama.
I find red to be a bit tricky. It took me ages to find the precise shade of red I wanted for trim around the windows and doors… just sayin’. 🥰 But I do love what you do with the bold colors (or colours, if you will!)
Oh I totally agree with you. Red is one of those colours that can be a very beautiful colour as one tone and yet quite ghastly a few shades different. And, the type of lighting can make a huge difference. I once had a north-facing room painted a dark red that would have looked and felt harsh and garish on the other side of the house. Thank you for your time to comment and your generous praise, much appreciated.