Join me on my journey as I create visual art in various media including acrylic, pastel, pencil, watercolor, and mixed media as well as ceramics and needle felting. I am also writing and illustrating a children's picture storybook. Regardless of the medium, my subject is nearly always animals!
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...