Hello blogger friends!
As you can probably gather from my work, I absolutely LOVE colour! It gets me all excited, and I can't get enough of it.
I have just finished my latest commission of a Kandinsky inspired mosaic, and though I say it myself, I just love it and can't stop looking at it!
It measures 60cm x 120cm, and is destined for a new extension in Oxford, where it will be the only piece of art and the walls are white - fab!
And here it is.... ta dah!
My customer came to see me with a rough idea of the colours she wanted, and a few she didn't want - fair enough - and then, just left the rest to me.
So, unable to wait, as soon as she had gone, I got out my wheels of colour (tile samples - see below) and started choosing a palette for her commission.
Now, you can't have too many colours, otherwise the piece doesn't come together as it should, but you want a good mixture of light and dark with lots in between and one or two really bright ones - here the lime green and the mango.
Choosing the colour combinations for each square is more difficult than you might think, and I changed my mind so many times. Sometimes it just comes to you, other times you have to be more methodical, not wanting colours that are too similar near each other - and sometimes, you do a colour combo that it just completely off the wall, and it works!
I shall be very sad to see this mosaic go - I like to think of each square as a little work of art in itself. And what you can't see in the photo is the amazing 3D effect the different depths of tiles gives it - you just want to stroke it, soooo textural!
Needless to say, I am always happy to make more - any size and colour combo, so if you have a space that needs to be made HAPPY, do get in touch!
Just to say, to all my overseas friends, I ship my original mosaics all over the world and have an Etsy shop with some samples of my work to buy - do take a look! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/justmosaics1