Thursday, June 18, 2015

Indigo

Once again we are searching for Roy G Biv (the colors of the rainbow) with our hostesses Julie B. Booth and Jennifer Coyne Qudeen.  The color for June is indigo, which is described as, "One of the colors of the rainbow, indigo — a dark purplish blue — gets it name from the indigo plant used to create the indigo dye."


I found this chart of shades of indigo on this site.  It goes on to say:
"Indigo appears between blue and violet in a rainbow. Purple grapes and blueberries are indigo. The deep blue of dark denim blue jeans is indigo.
Indigo is a deep, purply blue with some indigos having more blue or more violet."



I had trouble finding real-life examples of indigo, so I therefore turned to some of my artwork for help!




Dimensional Shift




 Balance





Crow Creates the Night





Ancestral Ground




Chrysalis II




Please go to Julie B Booth's and Jennifer Coyne Qudeen's blogs for links to see more indigo.



21 comments:

  1. j'aime tes créations en indigo! la balance...balance bien!

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    1. Thanks so much Elfi! Balance is one of my favorites, too.

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  2. Wonderful examples of indigo in your work...what a delight!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ann... these are mostly older pieces, but it seems I used a lot of indigo in the past!

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  3. Love your use of indigo in your work and how it melds with the other color choices.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind compliment!

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  4. I just love your work, it's always amazing to see.

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    1. Beverly, your kind words are much appreciated, as it's always wonderful to know that someone appreciates my work!

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  5. Such lovely rich colours in all your pieces. I especially like the colours in 'Crow Creates the Night' - very eye-catching!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. I'm kind of a color fanatic, as you can see!

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  6. Such lovely rich colours in all your pieces. I especially like the colours in 'Crow Creates the Night' - very eye-catching!

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    1. Thanks Charlton! as you can probably tell, I'm a bit of a "color addict", and indigo seems to come up quite a lot.

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  7. "Crow Creates the Night" is totally brilliant Sharmon!

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    1. Thanks, Mo; so glad that a crow expert like you finds it appealing!

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  8. Hi Sharmon- Your art pieces are always so inspiring and so much indigo hiding in them! Also love that chart with all the "varieties" of indigo. Thanks for playing this month!-Julie

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    1. Julie, I really appreciate the lovely compliments. Thanks again for hosting!

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  9. Your art is just breathtaking. One of these days, I'll get back to Berea (graduated in '82) and see your work in person. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer! There are lots of new galleries in Berea; you would probably be impressed by the growth of the town and University.

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