Dominant Color

Dominant Color / 2014 / Acrylic on Canvas / P. M. Lydon

A series of three paintings of the wind-swept landscapes of Orkney, in the far north of Scotland. Each painting consists of a solid, hand-mixed color, representing the mathematically-calculated dominant color value of three landscapes in Orkney:

1) an oil terminal
2) a wind farm
3) a prehistoric settlement

After taking photographs of each location, an algorithm calculated the dominant color value through analyzing each pixel. The resulting three colors were hand-mixed to match, and then committed to canvas. This work was produced for a group exhibition at Pier Arts Centre in Orkney.


February 2014
Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, Scotland
ELEMENT, group exhibition


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