mixed media painting

Lesson in color

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I wasn’t even going to write in my journal this week BUT here I am. Seems like a great summary for my week.  Seems like I started the week in a routine. I don’t like routine. I love not knowing— it’s the best!  I keep getting all of these awesome tips and ideas: words of James Victore.  “Learn EVERYTHING about art, forget it, and create” he says.   What a wonderful master plan!  Another quick You tube video on this amazing artist and her fabulous tips on my most favorite element of all-COLOR. “If you’re going to paint a red apple, mix the red with it’s compliment green to add form.  Oh I should make this a side project! I also found out about this awesome book, ITTEN The Elements of Color. The best part of my week is that I finally, not sure why today was the day but it was,  sat down and read my rough draft. Two months ago I sat for three glorious hours a day rewriting my script. I put it away until today and read it. Not a bad story AT ALL but there’s lots to do.

Yes it’s a big task and so is immersing myself in the world of Art History and King Lear. It’s not, but the feeling like I want to learn it all, paint and create at the same time… is. For now I’ll start with simple objects that I can draw like leaves. I printed up some pictures for reference and then painted going from light to dark.I mixed things up and outlined with a crayon. Maybe I don’t want to outline with a complementary color.IMAG0248[1]

 

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mixed media painting

Rudolph Project

So I have been learning about color and it was all about how colors conveys emotions.  An artist will use colors to convey a mood an emotion  much like a song. One of the biggest mistakes I have made in my art is to get so excited about a project that I don’t take the time to choose the right shade of blue.  The project was to listen to a song and identify the emotions and paint based on these emotions. I chose to do the Rudolph song because it is a favorite. So the emotions are about love, love for yourself, love for helping others, and love for Santa. It is playful, loving and victorious. Naturally I chose red and shades of red.

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So here are a few views of my painting and yes I desperately need some water colors. If you want to try this out please go to skilshare and click here. http://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Color-Workshop-Creative-Approach-Communicate-Emotion/1966904717?via=my-classes