I am deep into the study of color saturated neutrals.
What is a color saturated neutral? Well, when I blend equal amounts of the primary colors together, the affect is at first glance, a seemingly dull clay color , as I posted previously about HERE.
In this experiment I added to the primary triad mix, one secondary color – green, integrating all of the colors on the blending board with this technique , bringing the whole color balance leaning a little bit toward the green … a weathered sea grass green.
I then added some un-dyed natural white to give it some texture and depth.
Colorway reminds me of the pampas grasses which grow along the Pacific coast.
While enjoying some spinning on my Ashford Traditional wheel (( a resonating gratitude to “L” who wishes not to be mentioned )) I have decided that perhaps Tweed Chronicles is a new love which causes only happiness …
And the studying of color is making me look deeper into the surface, and imagine how the colors are found the same way in nature.
Next I am pairing primaries with secondaries, and finding super color saturation in what is an alarmingly gorgeous & complex neutral. Watch this space!
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Techy stuff …
- 5g each of (near primary) red, yellow, and blue — plus green, merino roving = 20g.
- Layered very thinly one color at a time, alternately. using this technique: Blending for tweed simplified
- Lifted batt, layered again, total of three times. Lifted bat, and sectioned into strips of about 3.
- With 15g white cormo roving, divided into 3 sections.
- Layered very thinly white, then color blend, alternately.
- Lifted batt, and layered again, loosely.
- Drew off rolags.
- I’m naming this colorway blend ” Pacific Coast Grass ” .
- See ALL color blending experiments & recipes archived in Tweed Chronicles