Colour is a major preoccupation for me so I’ve been using my photography to focus on areas of colour around the Mill that might inform a palette that I want to work with. When I usually work out colour, its quite an organic, intuitive process and whilst this is still an important part of the way I work, I thought a more systematic colour investigation could make for an interesting experiment to see if there are any common colour relationships throughout the mill spaces. And there are…..
There are blue and orange complimentaries everywhere throughout the mill and in particular with the industrial blue painted on the walls. There is also the engineered green of the machines and then so much rust, but this is tempered by small elements of pink. The deep oily blue-blacks are really striking and I really want to use this as an anchor point for my colours.