COLOURS IN
THE LANDSCAPE

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The winter landscape can look like a stark place, just a monochrome colour palette of bare twigs and dead vegetation.

 

However, get closer, look harder, and the colours

will reveal themselves… 

 

SHOW US THE COLOURS OF

THE PORTLAND LANDSCAPE

by creating a colour palette like

the one in the picture below...

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Follow these simple instructions if you would like to create your own Portland Colour Palette

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1. CREATE YOUR PALETTE

You will need...

White card (TIP: You could use a old cornflakes box) 

Scissors

Double sided tape (TIP: If you don't have double sided tape you can use pritt stick or tape folded back on itself)

 

Cut a piece of white card approximately to the size of a credit card.

This will be your palette.

Cover the whole surface area on one side of your colour card with double

sided sticky tape. (Leave the protective layer attached on the top side for now)  

2. GATHER COLOURS

You will need:

Your palette

Keen eyes

 

Armed with your sticky palette go outdoors, to the beach, wood, field, park, garden, or somewhere else of your choice on Portland to collect the colours of the environment. Peel the protective layer from your colour card.

 

Explore your surroundings and begin to collect. Use only tiny pieces to get the full range of colours and textures. Fill the whole sticky surface. You can make a design if you would like to. 

 

If you like you can set yourself a challenge by setting a time limit on the task and only a few square metres to explore! It’s surprising just how many colours you will discover once you get going.

3. PHOTOGRAPH YOUR COLOUR PALETTE

You will need: 

A camera phone or other camera 

 

Make sure to take the photo in good light and as straight as you can!

 

4. SEND US A PHOTO OF YOUR FINISHED PALETTE.

 

When you have finished send us the photo of your completed

Colours of Portland palette via the submission button below.

WHY NOT FRAME YOUR COLOUR PALETTE?

Do you have an old picture frame that you can re-use to display your colour palette? 

You have created a tiny piece of Portland art!

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Image by Diana Di