My first encounter with Colour and Light in paintings was at the Jeu de Paume gallery in Paris, in 1964, when I stood in front of Monet's Rouen Cathedral picture series, painted at different times of day, reflecting completely different light conditions. It was an experience so memorable that I can never forget it. For Europeans, that may sound like an easy ride - but for me, coming all the way from Argentina to Europe in a boat, it was quite a big thing.
Colour and Light have always been a passion of mine. It is now reflected in my textiles and in my photography. Interestingly enough, when I worked in photography, in the seventies, all my images were black and white - Light, but not Colour. However, that taught me a lot about Value - another very important element of design.
Here are three of my New Year photographs of variations in Colour and Light - and Value.
Thank you for looking and reading! Happy New Year! See you soon! Alicia