Monthly Archives: July 2017


Over 100 days, colour and mark making were explored to produce two book works and 100 small paintings. These small works (10cmx15cm) are presented in two sketchbooks. Each piece is inside a glassine envelope, mounted onto its own reference page with the formula used to make the piece and colour mixing notes.

Two reference books were used.  The first 75 colours are taken from The Secret Lives of Colour (2016) by Kassia St Clair which tells the story of 75 colours through history.  All mark making is taken from A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists, and Compendium of Useful Knowledge For Ornithologists. (1886) by Robert Ridgeway, Curator, Department of Birds, United States National Museum.