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 😉
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.
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!