I didn’t post this yesterday because the art shop with the A3 scanner was shut in the afternoon . I must work out how to get one for myself because I’m really unhappy with the colour reproduction and increasingly I can’t correct it sufficiently once I get it off the stick .
Why yellow ? I don’t like wearing the colour but that shouldn’t be a reason not to use it if I claim not to dislike it . Thus the above attempts to use it as a major element . Yellow and blue are not just complementary but , as my mother pointed out long ago , clearly important in both Vermeer and Van Goghs’ work . Yellow and green should be easier to work with but weren’t – I kept trying to cut the green out more and more and then also increase the orange in the background to make it more noticeable .
I am unlikely to work in yellow textiles because I don’t have offcuts since I don’t have yellow clothes . I could dye neutrals with onion skin but can I be bothered ? As to ceramics I very much dislike the classic yellow-toned lead-based glazes on earthenware . At higher temperatures I have an iron speckle sandy glaze which opens up possibilities . The brighter uranium and cadmium glazes which I have only seen illustrated would really worry me .