Another Chromatic Landscape

There is nothing quite like an outdoor movie in the summer time. Last night I was on the roof of the modernist masterpiece the De La Warr Pavillion in the Bexhill-on-sea (, however, what struck me most was what was happening behind the screen. The most exquisite tones of petrol blue streaked with a coral pink I’ve seen in a long time. The dusk sky had a level of saturation; strong yet infused with a powdery softness, almost impossible to recreate in any medium. A subtle shifting of tone and value through warm blues reaching up to an inky blackness beyond and falling down to meet a glow on the horizon.

Nature has to be the most sophisticated, emotiveĀ colour theorist that ever was. How can we compete or recreate with such brilliance?


About Ptolemy Mann

Ptolemy Mann is a textile artist, designer and architectural colour consultant
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One Response to Another Chromatic Landscape

  1. I am possibly the greenest with envy you will ever see another human being. Wish I’d been there.

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