Here are a selection of pictures I took on a recent visit to India. When I design print & pattern here in the UK, I like to look at the elements of nature at work, for example light, texture, shadows and reflection. The photos below however, confirm that my bright colour palette is inherited from the motherland!
Edge of the Meadow makes sense of two very different cultures working together in harmony.
London this summer is vibrant with colour, action and pattern. A break from the countryside drew my attention to manmade patterns and movement in the city. We were too busy dashing between numerous art galleries to pause and sketch so now I can’t wait to start drawing and composing from all these rhythmic shapes and colours.
Sonya Delaunay at the Tate Modern and the Summer Exhibition 2015 at the Royal Academy were a treat for colour fanatics!
Art Deco Pattern Inspiration from The Imperial Hotel Prague.
Art Deco Style
Criss crossing lines and clean colourful geometric shapes make striking patterns in both colour and shades of grey ( see Prague trams below )When it comes to creating new colourways, the golds, deep teals and neutrals in this nostalgic colour palette may sit well next to Pantone’s colour of the year Marsala. I would be tempted to add some bright accents in there too!
Art Deco Floor Tiles at the Imperial Hotel Prague
Clean elegant lines and shapes on the floor tiles and windows from almost 100 years ago!