Story of the blues

Ragwort, Thornes Lane

Colour research, looking at metal fencing near Thornes Lane, on the outskirts of Wakefield. Back at the studio I made several colour swatches on paper and then returned to site the next day to match up against the fence.

The colour tests are for one of the pieces that I’m making for the Dandelions and Double Yellows exhibition this summer. This piece will have block colour edges. Where I used Napthol Red in an early sketch model (pictured below right), this piece will reference the blue of fences and containers that are often a backdrop to spontaneous flora in industrial estates.