Sunday, August 21, 2011

ode to grey

I love grey. Perhaps it is the faded New Yorker in me. I like black just fine—but I find it does not always go well with other colors. The contrast is too stark. So I have faded to grey, in fabrics. And in painting.

On the legs (is this the right term? uprights?) of a shelving project I completed with my husband, I painted blocks of bright, vibrant greens (love a lime green these days, too), reds, purples, yellows, organges and blues. I left space between the blocks and stripes for thin lines of grey, which I applied in layers. The whole painting deal took about three hours of my time. (We used recycled oak shelves from Community Forklift.)

All colors can get along if you add grey.

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