By on March 22nd, 2016

After last week’s post about liquid colored light I’ve wondered if you could mix them and how they might be used in art.  Piped through a mesh of glass tubing? Trapped in chambers left inside glass objects? In clothing dyes — once the materials are less toxic.

Here are some coloring strategies you can’t source at an art supply house.

Murano glass vase. via Vaunte. https://www.vaunte.com/items/murano-brown-bowl-873982980?medium=HardPin&source=Pinterest&campaign=type534&utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=Hellosociety&utm_campaign=type534&utm_content=1270

Murano glass vase. via Vaunte.

 

Cold Construction | Cesty skla / Ways of glass/ Martin Rosol and Pavel Novák, USA. via Pinterest. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/537054324295280105/

Cold Construction | Cesty skla / Ways of glass/ Martin Rosol and Pavel Novák, USA. via Pinterest.

Double Shadow Concrete/ Plexiglas/ Agate Slice 8"x 8" x 7" 6.2011 . via https://www.estherruiz.com/sculpture.html

Esther Ruiz, Double Shadow.  Concrete/ Plexiglas/ Agate Slice
8″x 8″ x 7″. via estherruiz.

 

 James Turrell, Gathered Light. LED light, etched glass, shallow space. Aperature size 86 x 48 inches, runtime approx 2.5 hours. via kaynegriffincorcoran. https://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com/artist/view/1/james-turrell/

James Turrell, Gathered Light. LED light, etched glass, shallow space. Aperature size 86 x 48 inches, runtime approx 2.5 hours. via kaynegriffincorcoran.

 

James Turrell light installation. via Pinterest. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/311381761716186745/

James Turrell light installation. via Pinterest.

 

Paintless color play

Environment Chromatic-Interferences: Interactive Space by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Solo Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong (China), 2010.  via Pinterest.

 

Paintless color play

Amy Friend , Set Design. via Pinterest.

 

paintless color play

Julia Dault, ‘Untitled 27’ (2013). Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). via bamboobangga.

 

Paintless color play

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson presents his work called ‘Your Chance Encounter’.  Eliasson explores and plays with the architecture and functionality of the museum walls, bringing the institution to life, changing its rooms and corridors through his use of light, mirrors, shadow, color, wind and fog. via LUZ BRANCA.

 

Paintless color play

CMYK light bulb that casts coloured shadows by Dennis Parren. [All colored light sources cast colored shadows.] via Pinterest, via Dezeen.

Paintless color play

Colours Photo by *Corrie* on Flickr I like the way the colours turned out in this one. Yellow food dye in the drop and blue water in the drip tray. Blue gel on one flash and a red and yellow gel on the other. Pretty much as shot. Sunset Splash. via Flickr.

 

OK, I got hooked last week at the liquid luminous color, but finished the thought yesterday seeing the intelligent and subtle color effects obtained by profesonal fruit carvers.  Peel, underflesh, colored flesh.

Paintless color play

Huffington Post, Carved Watermelon. via Pinterest.

 

via garnishedfoodblog. https://www.garnishfoodblog.com/2013/07/beach-theme-wedding.html

Carved fruit.  via garnishedfoodblog.

Here you have a wee pinch of color strategies available to the artist. One hundred blogposts couldn’t do justice to them all.

Color’s one of the most luxurious of sensations. I started by painting my house modernist white from first floor on up.  Whoa, depressing.  Now there are rooms from apricot to deep purple, yellowgreen to mild magenta, yowsa red to vivid lemon. The heart soars here now.

My friends, have fun.

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