A friend of mine is working on a proposal for a book on color. He wondered about quilters and their color decisions, and so I'm putting some of his questions to you.
How do you use color in your work? I know that I have a preference for brights contrasted with blacks, but I also love dusty, antique colors, and monochromatic schemes. How much do you have in mind before hand and how much occurs by auditioning fabrics?
What color questions come up in your work? Some quilters are quite daring and combine colors that I'd never consider...which means I miss a lot of opportunities.
How many of you have any training in color? What kinds of training have you had? Art, classes or seminars, retreats that feature guest lecturers?
Or is your work mostly intuitive? If so, how do you make your color decisions or get your inspiration for color combination and use?
Do you have any favorite books on color? If so, could you share them? Which ones are most useful and why?
What quilters use color in ways that you find inspirational? I inserted this question and don't even know how to answer it because there are so many. Mrs. Mel, of course, bursts with color and comes first to my mind.
Thomas is a graphic artist and has become interested in the way quilters approach the use of color. Any help would be appreciated. You can answer in the comment section or on your own blog, but please leave a link in the comments section to let me know. Many Thanks!