All posts by Barbara Arlen

WESTMINSTER & FALL 2012 RTW ?

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Question: WHAT DOES THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW AND FALL 2012 RTW HAVE IN COMMON?

Answer: COLOR BLOCKING.

Color Blocking Westminster Dog Show and Fall 2012 Ready to Wear NYCWondering where designers get ideas for Fall 2012? The neutral color blocking going on in New York’s Fashion Week and continuing in the European shows, have a lot of similarities to the Westminster Dog Show. Martha Stewart’s dog won the First Prize (see ribbon). We are seeing lots more faux and real fur, textural knitted accessories and lots of fringe in the colors of these naturally beautiful pedigreed dogs.

Barbara Arlen is a color and product consultant living in light-filled Santa Fe, NM and works globally.

Color Specialist Certificate Program – Fashion Products
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COLOR FIELD SPOT PAINTINGS BY DAMIEN HIRST

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Damien Hirst’s Twenty –five of Color Field Spot Paintings and Graphics at Gagosian Galleries Worldwide – Color is alive and well in each aspect of our lives.  This is about the way that you perceive color and use it daily in each global setting. Some of this theory is based on Josef Albers and other colorists. The scale, composition, hue, value, background color and juxtapositions make a successful painting.

I was always a colorist, I’ve always had a phenomenal love of color… I mean, I just move color around on its own. So that’s where the spot paintings came from—to create that structure to do those colors, and do nothing. I suddenly got what I wanted. It was just a way of pinning down the joy of color. —Damien Hirst

3 Galleries in NYC

1 in Los Angeles

2 in London

1 in Rome

1 in Athens

1 in Geneva

1 in Paris and 1 in Hong Kong
Barbara Arlen is a color and product consultant living in light-filled Santa Fe, NM and works globally.

Color Specialist Certificate Program – Fashion Products
Color Specialist Certificate Program – Image & Styling

The Farolita Walk

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The Farolito Walk, joined by tourists, Santa Feans with dogs, children and anyone with a warm holiday feeling, is an excellent reason to come to Santa Fe for the holidays.  This walk on Christmas Eve 2011 on Canyon Road got started in the late 1970s. Small bonfires called luminarias and votive candles in paper bags, called farolitos light the walkways, changing the colors from day to night. The holiday colors of red and green on cobalt blue doors were reflected in the just fallen snow. The farnlitos highlight the aesthetically simple holiday decorations and the windows of art galleries and houses on Canyon Road.