SOLSC Day 10
A few years ago, maybe a little longer,OK so maybe it was the last century, Bobby Vinton had a hit record called Blue on Blue. So I’m showing my age.
Anyway this got me thinking about color and specifically monochromatic color schemes.
Were there a lot of tone on tone examples? Well, the first thing that came to my mind was fabric. Many times Kathy is on the lookout for fabric that reads as a solid from a distance but actually has a design printed on it. Here is an example of a green on green fabric.
One of the most useful monochromatic color schemes in quilting is a white on white. This comes in handy as background fabric.
I began to then think about other places where a single color might be used. It came to me. Anyone remember years ago when Regis Philbin sported the matching shirt and tie look? Here’s an example in case you don’t know what I mean.
I think I tried this look once or twice but then decided it wasn’t for me.
Where else can we find an example of monochromatic design. How about art work. Surely in the art world there will be some examples.
Here is a painting by Nikki Marie Smith called Adrift in a Sea of Blue Abstract.
Maybe not a true monochromatic example, but Guernica by Picasso would be right up there.
I am sure that there are other examples of a monochromatic look but I will close here with my favorite example. It is a study of gray on gray. Here are two views of the same piece.