February 9 - Collecting Colors and Noticing Relationships
Yesterday, we began to notice color in our environment through choosing a single color to search for on a walk.
Today’s invitation is to collect and record colors, to create a palette of colors from your neighborhood, home, or a favorite photo or object. You might also start noticing relationships among colors.
Today’s practice is inspired by a book called Local Color by Mimi Robinson. It feels particularly fitting now as our lives are increasingly focused on our homes and neighborhoods.
I discovered this book at a time when I was starting to sketch with watercolor. I was intrigued by the invitation to begin with the colors in a scene; it felt like a freeing first step.
One thing I love about this practice is that there is no wrong way to do it. Two people could walk in the same neighborhood and notice very different colors.
Practice - Create a Color Collection
Today’s practice is about recording colors. You might try this practice sitting outside or observing through a window. You could take a walk and record colors you remember when you return home. Or, you could work from a photo or a single natural object.
Feel free to label or name your colors and to add notes about where and when you created the collection.
For further inspiration, visit the Local Color Collective website.