My local resort has gotten 15+ feet of snow this March. Yay! But I do recognize the fact that not everybody wishes for 8 months of winter. By request, this week's square brings some sunshine:
It's practically pulsing with heat! And I got to play with some of those ideas from last week, hiding the concentric bands of color in a framework of that delicious orange, 1780 Flame On. This is a wonderful color in many ways. It's color-lined, which means the core is white, with a layer of transparent orange around, and has an iridescent coating. What all that means is that while an opaque bead can mostly just reflect color, and a translucent bead is best at letting light through, which can make it look like a shadow in direct light, Flame On can do both. With the light behind it, the square glows wonderfully, and something about it even makes it look like there's some pink in there toward the outside edge, which there isn't. It's my favorite thing to do with this work, playing with the effects these colors have on each other and the way they can trick the eye. So that's why I don't do so much intense pixelated patterning. I really enjoy just pouring on layers of color to see what happens.