Share my adventures and mis-adventures as I create original art in various media. I work in both 2D (oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, and mixed media) as well as 3D (polymer clay, paper clay, ceramics, and felting). My favorite subject is animals. You will find comments on my experiences with several art products and methods.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wow! I don't know that I've ever seen something quite this blue! It didn't look it when I was working on it, but the camera said "yes, this is REALLY blue!" I thought that the red roses had to go. The color just wasn't working with the rest of the piece. I re-worked and re-worked and just wasn't happy with them. So I got out the trusty paper towel and wiped away as much of the pigment as I could. Then I went back with the blue. I know that blue roses are a mere figment of the imagination but I thought the color would work better. And I think it does - it's just too bright. So I'll have to tone it down - maybe a wash of dark blue or maybe a wash of orange. I don't think the paper will take much more pigment at this point.
So, this piece was supposed to be "just for fun," but it hasn't really been that much fun yet - probably a combinatiion of it just not going like I envisioned and spending so much time fooling around with the wallpaper. Anyway, there's always hope...