Saturday, January 9, 2016

Une Petite Aire de Jeux

Such a little playground. So much playing.

Got out my color wheel today. Revisited complementary and analogous colors; tint, hue, and tone; warm and cool colors; color scheme and color harmony.

Thought about composition. Focal point. Movement.

Made decisions that would allow me to use the dusky purple section of a 2015 calendar without letting any dates show.

Watched two artists' video demonstrations that energized my own self-expression.

Such a tiny playground. Such big fun.

Paper Prayer 27
2x5.5", acrylic and wax pastels on watercolor paper
[not for sale]


  1. Love it, wonderful movement Dotty :)

    1. Thanks, Sheila. This little painting just painted itself happily through my hand and brush and pastels. Always grateful for those gifts of flow.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. The real fun of this little paper prayer bookmark is that it was a perfect match for the cover of the book I just read!

  3. I love the complements, here, Dotty. And what a cool idea!

    1. Thanks, Laurie. I've been having fun poking around in all sorts of different directions with my painting of late, as you've no doubt noticed. This one was a pleasure to paint/create and has been a pleasure to revisit again and again as I use it as a bookmark.