Trying to incorporate oranges into my artwork. I love burnt oranges and reds. My house is full of them. Oranges and reds in my artwork..why not?! But why am I finding them so hard to work with?
I know I need to spend some time working the perfect combinations of color together.Need to practice combining different colors. I can’t blame the paint…
Unfortunately, I have quite a bit of cadmium orange and pyrole orange in my paint kit. I would like to use them up…quickly.. so I can buy some different shades of orange.
Ever feel like tossing all your paint colors and buying all new shades.? I definitely need to take a good color mixing kind of workshop. Anyone know of a good one? (preferably online)
Blah..not loving this as a whole. I know that this will be a underlayer and little of it will come through in the final painting, but sometimes if you don’t love something its hard to keep working at it…but I will.
I laughed when I once heard a friend refer to her piece as “in the awkward teenager stage”…all, pimply,hormonal and schizophrenic..beauty just waiting to emerge.
My trusty friend Erin made this little paper view finder for me and I use it often. With my rose-colored glasses and my view finder I can always find something I like.
Will not toss it…Will not toss it….. Will not toss it..
So, keep what I like and adding to what I don’t like…..what if I am not really digging any of it?
Hahaha…. I can’t tell you how good that felt!
I was giggling as I did it.
I was also thinking what a waste of time.. can’t believe I wasted my favorite Quin nickel paint on this..maybe I could have saved it.. what happened to patience and perserverance..what am I teaching my kids here..3 hours down the drain…oh….
It felt like a great roller coaster ride of emotion as I put scissor to paper. But.. it is done now and while I felt like a bit of a crazy woman, scissors in hand, sometimes you just have to make a drastic change. I think I accomplished just that!
As for these pieces…maybe a journal page…scrapbook (oh, right, don’t do that…yet) or maybe I will just pin them up on my inspiration board as a reminder of the lessons learned while working on this piece.
Malcolm has given me 10,000 hours….lucky me, I am 4 hours closer to success….
Have a great weekend!