Hello fellow creatives!
Today is the day. Time to post my first color experiment of the Pastel ColorPlay Project.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to live through #1! (Remember, I was skeered…!)
So there I was. I had all of my supplies ready. My chosen paper and thumbnail sketches were taped to my easel. I had decided on my color scheme and preselected my palette. I had music playing in the background. I was ready.
It was now or never….I took a deep breath and remembered my intention: PLAY WITH COLOR!
COLOR SCHEME & HUES:
For my first colorplay, I chose a scheme and colors I don’t usually use. Might as well jump in at the deep end, right?
I selected a Triadic scheme with the 3 hues of blue green, red violet, and yellow orange.
(Not to be confused with green blue, violet red, and orange yellow….but I digress.)
For paper, I jumped out of the pan and into the fire once more by choosing my old nemesis, Canson Mi-Teintes. I have always had a hate-hate relationship with this paper, but I have to say that today’s experiment made me hate it a little less.
I was very careful to start with harder pastels on this paper since it doesn’t hold as many layers as the sanded papers I am used to.
Here is the line drawing and you can see the 5 values I chose for each hue tested on a scrap of my paper.
THE COLORFUL RESULTS:
I am surprised at how much I actually LIKE how this turned out! For colors I would never have chosen to put together, it’s very fantasy-looking.
I also got some extra practice on a paper I have never really ever had success with–SCORE!
I hope you enjoyed this first posting of my project. I look forward to posting more ColorPlays, though I still have to decide if I am going to post them individually, or as groupings.
Thanks for taking the time to read about my project!
Now go get creative with color!