Pastel ColorPlay Project #2

Hello again fellow creatives!

Time for my second Pastel ColorPlay.  

This one brought me a few challenges.  But hey, bring it on!  

With each experiment, I am feeling a heightened sense of accomplishment and (dare I say it?) confidence that I think comes from just starting something NEW and getting through it.

As my daughter often describes it, there is a “nervous-citement” when you embark on a new path with the expectation of both growth and obstacles along the way.  

Well, this artist is definitely nervouscited 😉

Here goes….

 

COLOR SCHEME & HUES:

For today’s ColorPlay I chose a scheme I have never used before–SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY. 

My Hues are Violet, Orange Yellow, and Green Yellow. I found out very quickly that I am in need of more orangey-yellows!    

Here is my color wheel and preselected palette.


PAPER:  

UGH!!!!!  This was a real challenge for me.  I used white Fabriano Tiziano paper that I have had lying around for literally the last few years….and now I know why!  It has a machine-made dimpled surface on both sides that leaves “pits” of white with pastel sitting up on the ridges.  Not my favorite.

So, to help get rid of the white flecks, I toned the entire paper with a mid-value violet pastel and then rubbed it in with foam pipe insulation.  Two coats got me where I wanted.


SOME PROGRESS SHOTS:


THE COLORFUL RESULTS:

 

I learned to live with the odd paper texture by the time I was through.  I have 6 more pieces of this paper to use up if I force myself to.  For practice, it’s ok to work with, but believe it or not, (and I NEVER thought I would EVER say this), I prefer Canson Mi-Teintes over the Fabriano!  

See?  I’m learning! 🙂

 

Thanks for taking the time to join me on this journey of color.  Feel free to comment and join in!

-R

 

13 thoughts on “Pastel ColorPlay Project #2

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