Field One Overview

I chose to do the colour field option as I feel that I am someone who is largley influenced by colour in my life. I am attracted to things that are colourful and love to be surrounded by them, my emotions can be altered by them and I dislike the dark as it results in the absence of colour. I also felt at the time that the project would be hugley bennificial for my subject project as that was predominatley based around colour and I was keen to get more insight and knowledge. The project was largley focused on painting which I believe used to be my prime skill and I felt I was quite good at but never fully enjoyed. It was somewhat of a test to spend so much time painting, as my attention span for it is quite short and I find it very difficult to paint consistently for hours at a time. Although I did find some of the painting a little tiring, the theory behind it intrigued me. I loved getting to know the colour wheel as it was something I had never fully got my head around before and I believe that understanding complementary colours will be something that benefits my whole life. Despite the fact that I am unsure if I will ever properly get into painting again, I am very sure that I can take these colour skils into other mediums. I do also have a urge to try painting again as I feel that before I was somewhat intimidated by colour and mixing, but with my better understanding I would like to give it anoither shot and see what I could create, focusing on colour rather than subject.  We were told we needed no outcome for this project, simply to discuss with the group how it had effected us and how it might infulence our work in the future. I felt that my presentation went very well and through the preperation for it, I believe I gained a better understanding of how the project had influenced me and what I could do to harness my new knowledge. David, our tutor believed that the project would alter our minds and lives in a way that we may not fuly regonise and may simply result in a better understanding and appreciation orf colour. I do believe that it had an instant effect on my work as at the time I was doing taxidermy and  working with my rats and created ‘The Marigold King’ near the end of the project. This piece involved me stuffing the rat with marigold petals and my decision to colour match the rat to the petals. All my work that came out of that period of time is vastly colourful and exciting and something that I feel can be traced to influences in the field project. For months now I have been facinated by some specific colour theories I was taught over the project, they have made my life more interesting, perplexing  and a little more enchanting.

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