I am having a lot of difficulty with this Project and it has taken a long time for me to get motivated to move on to the next part. I am not sure why, but I do find it particularly challenging expressing emotions in a creative way like this. I have tried to gather words that evoke the emotion to help me but they may have drawn me away from the focus on colour a little too much.
Sad = low, dark, depressed, blue, rain, trapped, grey.
Happy = sunshine, yellow, orange, glowing, calm, pretty.
Bright = fun, colourful, bold, shiny, sparkling, illuminated, primary colours and variations.
Dull = grey, boring, matt, repetitive, same, subdued.
Active = busy, movement, bright, contrast, lively, reds, blues and oranges.
Passive = autumn, muted, soft, background, mauves, browns.
I had a break after this part of the exercise and came back to it some days later. I was still lacking inspiration and asked my older daughter for her input. She suggested looking at magazines and cutting out images that gave the right feelings so I have added those to my interpretations of two more pairs of evocative words.
Angry = red and orange signifying the heat of anger, black and grey echoing the destructive power of the emotion. I think there should have been more darker hues but I wasn’t angry enough when I was producing this so it didn’t come out as strong as it could have.
Calm = blues, greens, mauves, pinks in soft tones and natural forms.
Boring = similar depth of colour, not very bold and pale, greys, muddy colours, lacking definition. Perhaps this was a bit similar to dull from earlier on.
Exciting = passion, movement, bold colours, patterns and shapes, hot orange and red and the complementary turquoise and green.