Thursday, February 10, 2011

Color Theory

I spend a lot of time thinking about it, and I'm using some precious design downtime to knit several simple projects that illustrate different principles of color theory.

Currently thinking about: Cold-warm contrast and contrast of saturation, with minimal light-dark contrast.

I've recently acquired some new research and inspirational material.

Soon I'll be not only experimenting with it, I'll also be teaching it at Fibre Space this May! If you live in the DC area, this workshop, followed by an Albers Square workshop, is going to be off the hook... picture a big pile of fingering-weight yarns in different colors to use for experimental swatches (for you to keep, duh), a big pile of my own color-theory-based projects, a full set of Color Aid cards, some great books, and a lot of advice.

Now that I'm back to editing full-time, I splurged on a haircut. After discussing the various mo- and faux-hawk styles available to me, my stylist and I decided to go with something between "David Beckham" or the more extreme "wannabe punk bands from the 2000s like that drummer from Blink 182" (yuck). I think it's pretty spot-on.

8 comments:

andrea said...

great new haircut!

mark rothko is my favorite artist so i'm excited to see his name on the spine of that book.

Knitting by the Mile said...

I love your haircut!

K. Dolan said...

Your haircut rocks!

Knitting to show off color theory is brilliant! I love that you're encouraging people to knit swatches with different color combinations for them to keep - kind of like a knitting sketchbook.

Kathleen Lawton-Trask said...
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Kathleen Lawton-Trask said...

Love the haircut! Reminds me of David Tennant in Doctor Who. That's a compliment...

Salty Miss Jill said...

LOVE the hair!
I'm always tempted to go there myself...again, 20plus years later.

rach said...

I'm working on a Rothko knit right now, too. I'm in a 3D design class right now and have to re-interpret any piece in the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (it's local to me). I picked Untitled, No. 11. I'm actually using blue yarn instead of brown, but I knit the inner rectangle using Berocco Ultra Alpaca and the border using Knitpicks Shine in the matching color.

Seanna Lea said...

Cute haircut. It is surprisingly a lot like mine (mine is more of a faux with bangs).