When Copper Met Turquoise
I love colour – all colours – but no matter what palette I use in my artwork, the combination of turquoise and copper keeps on beckoning me back. It’s no surprise they marry so well, since they are variations of blue and orange, complementary colours on the colour wheel.
Copper has always been an important metal, perhaps not so high up the ladder as silver or gold, but enjoying a bit of a revival these days. It’s now often seen in industrial interior designs, such as light fixings. As for turquoise – or its cousins aqua, duck-egg and teal – I find it a calming colour that reminds me of breezy days at the seaside, combing the beach for shells or watching the clouds moving in the sky.
I hope my collection for this #folksyfriday blog brings you a little bit of peace, too. And we all need some of that these days.
Turquoise starburst stud earrings by Tanith Rouse
Copper Pig Brooch by Silvana Briers
St Ives Lino Print by Sarah Young
Copper Candle Stick Holders by Squirrel & Tiffin
Linen Cuff in Rust with Turquoise Embroidery by Bees and Blossoms
Copper Beach Leaf Pendant by Fi Rawlings
Embroidered Black Copper Maran Textile Artwork by Heidi Meier
Pretty Turquoise Ring by Clark Jewellery
Main image: Autumn (The Four Seasons), original acrylic painting with hand embroidery by Judith Logan
About me: my name is Judith Logan and I create painting and drawing based on my personal experiences in life, or snapshots I captures in my sketchbooks or commit to memory, all mixed with a healthy dose of my imagination. Sometimes though, my art deals with deeper themes, such as a sense of belonging, something I identify with since I was born in Northern Ireland but lived in Chile for nearly a decade. While my favourite medium is waterbased, I also enjoy printmaking and often use my own hand-carved stamps and stencils in my mixed media work, too, sometimes incorporating hand stitching as a final detail. I exhibit regularly in several galleries in Ireland, and have had work in shows in London and Birmingham, including the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Ulster Academy.
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