Sunday, October 2, 2016

COLOR, Day 4

I found the explicit limitations of Lesson 5 to be engaging—particularly the directive to create pieces in which COLOR will be seen immediately as the subject matter. The further invitation to enhance our pieces with pattern/line/texture—but just hints, not high contrast—without stealing thunder from color added to the challenge and fun. 

The limits of my collection of wax crayons and oil pastels frustrated me at times but of course those boundaries pushed me to make discoveries. I also had a devil of a time getting photographs that showcase the color I see with my eye, and you'll see that the color varies widely in many of the before and after pix; that just plain irritated me!


Color #1, exploration started
Color #1, exploration enhanced

Color #2, exploration started
Color #2, exploration enhanced

Color #3, exploration started
Color #3, exploration enhanced






5 comments:

  1. Just a note about photography and monitors,amazing how different they look on my mobile vs computer. Very interesting studies, love the stamp patterns. Holidays have started...wishing you Happy New Year,even if you don't celebrate.

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    1. Carol, thanks for your input on the differences in color from monitor to monitor; it helps me realize that instead of getting my knickers in a twist about one little thing I can't control, I can just rest in the fact that I have no control over anything—truly, it's a relief! Happy holidays to you, too. A new year starts every day : )

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    2. Each day a New Year...great concept!

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  2. Love the subtle marks, they draw you in for a closer look ;)

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts about the subtle marks, Sheila. I agree. When I first watched the demo video in my lesson, I thought, Really?? They looked like nothing. But, as you suggest, they have their own power. They draw you in for a closer look, and get your eyes exploring to see what else might be 'hiding' somewhere.

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