Monday, June 20, 2016
The Olive Green Challenge
Somerset Studio Magazine is having a challenge - see what you can do with Olive Green. Well, green is my favorite color in all its glorious variety. Olive Green is not my favorite green, but I like it well enough. Somerset Studio is all about mixed media, so of course this will be a mixed media piece. I hope my piece is good enough to make an appearance in the magazine!
I have decided to portray Olivia the frog. I'm going to use a square format with a circle in the middle, so I begin with collage and painting in the center of the square. The dragonflies and the squiggle at 7 o'clock are elements that I painted on deli paper and then used in the collage.
I love the pale phthalo green in the lower part but, unfortunately, I think it's going to be covered by the frog; I should have outlined it in place before I began painting. That way I could have planned my color placement better.