öOne of my favorite classes as a sophomore in college was a color course where the syllabus consisted of drawing and painting subjects and patterns using chosen hues in different values and intensities. I never realized how one color could have so many variations to keep an entire painting visually interesting…but it can.
It all came together senior year when we incorporated what we learned in the color course to fabrics and fashion. The correlation of these two art forms, as well as others such as interior design and decorating, is remarkable.
The similarity was obvious this weekend when I attended a nearby art show for a very talented artist, Steve D’Louhy. His works on canvas offer a palette that is as bright and powerful as the colors highlighted throughout the runways and stores this spring/summer season.
Here’s your crash course in the color connection…