Saturday, December 28, 2013

Indian Festival

                     Indian Festival                                   








Since this summer I have been involved in a round robin journal exchange.  This is my fifth and final spread in the journals.  I am particularly fascinated by the colors of India.  They are so vivid and when I found an ad in a travel magazine I thought that I needed to do a spread to capture the flavor of those colors.  I also had a conversation with a friend Christmas Day about orange.  My friend has a strong dislike for the color. Perhaps I took that as a challenge or maybe subconsciously I was driven to create something with a dominant orange.

7 comments:

Roberta said...

Many people hate orange. I am not sure why. As a textbook designer in a previous life, whenever we tried to use that color it was shot down in a New York minute! Your journal spread is lovely and I love the colors!

tgarrett said...

I love orange- in fact I was looking through many of the painted papers I have done and some older journal spreads and orange is pretty dominate. I love the saturated color in this John.

Michele said...

Orange is not a favorite of mine but you use it brilliantly! I love this spread and the elephants are wonderful.

Jacki Long said...

I LOVE orange, and love that you use it prominently in so many of your beautiful works. But, this goes beyond the orange, this is a color feast! A gorgeous layout and fabulous design. Can you tell I like it? ;o)

Connie Rose said...

I love orange and I LOVE this journal spread. It just vibrates!

john said...

Thanks everyone. This spread was great fun! Happy New Year!

Irene Rafael said...

i like the orange and turquoise combo. Nice pages, john.