I thought I would pick up on a previous post that generated some interesting comments and extend the line a thought a little. (Posted March 16, 2011 http://fishingsmallstreams.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-does-impressionism-have-to-do-with.html). In the previous post I was considering the form of North country spiders and relating some observations to the impressionism movement in art occurring at a similar time. In addition to form, there is also some aspects of impressionism that relate to color. Specifically how primary colors can be roughly combined to provide an overal impression of a particular shade, but also give the impression of light striking an object as the individual primary colors are still plainly visible. The same effect can be achieved with “spectrumized” dubbing which uses several primary colors of dubbing blended to provide highlights in contrast to the homogenous single color of most commercial dubbings. Here are a couple of comparaduns that I’ve tied using the Caucci/Nastasi spectrumized dubbing available through the Delaware River club. I really like the overall effect and have started to experiment a bit with my own mixtures. So go ahead and get yourself an inexpensive coffee grinder and have at it !
|Isonychia blend (L) and Dark Hendrickson blend (R)|
|Closeup of the dark Hendrickson comparadun|
|Close up of the isonychia comparadun|