Along with yesterday’s iPad sketch of a girl, I did some more e-pastel work. Pink/Peach Pastel Blending colors on the iPad, in i-Pastel leaves you with an image that looks more blurry than blended. I revved up the saturation and added a little posterization to come up with this: Red/Turquoise Version I quite like a black and white version: Black and White Version All these different versions can be used in my art making process of creating papers, then stitching, tearing, rip
I don’t know why, but a number of years ago I fell in love with orange. Fiery, warm, incendiary, bright, saucy, scintillating, lush ORANGE. I always loved blue. I just had to learn to appreciate its complement. (I’m with Munsell on this one.) Lush Orange There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
…….~ Vincent Van Gogh
And these the orange-trees, in blossom–no need
to tell with this weight of perfume in the air.
…….~ William Carlos Williams (from “A Celebration”) #Wil
At least that’s how I act when at a vendor’s mall, as the one I attended today proved once again. I bought some lovely new books, including Maggie Grey‘s latest, Mixed Media: New Studio Techniques, which is as yet unavailable even on Amazon. Buying the book gives you access to free online classes! The co-author is Isobel Hall (see author write-ups here), who has written some very useful books for anyone who loves working with paper (Bags with Paper and Stitch and Embroidered
I love the geometric quality of crochet, especially crocheted motifs. The threads behind these motifs, which have not yet been worked into the crochet, partially block the patterns from being fully appreciated. The safety pin is a reminder of the underside, where the threads will later be hidden. Creating these “building blocks” for whatever garment I might care to design is very satisfying. And that orange! I can’t believe I once eschewed orange in clothing: I now crave its
The March 19 “Super Moon” was spectacular to behold. My husband and I had the good fortune of being in the country, so no street lights blurred our vision. When the moon first rose, we saw it as a blazing orange, with an azure sky behind it ~ I’d say faux New Mexico, but this was very real. The sky went from turquoise at the horizon and different gradations led it into ultramarine, which took over as the sky darkened. My little digital camera. fine for my usual guerilla photo
The way the light was coming through a curtain gave me the component which I multiplied and mirrored to form these images. Orange glow 1 Orange Glow 2 #CWWOL20110319b #curtains #orange #glow #drapes #CWWOL20110319a #light
This came from the ice shards and plant photos. I think. Or, it came from my Finding Your Way painting. Good grief, I’m not sure! Maybe I am working too fast 😀 I do know for sure that I am using turquoise and orange again. This are a favorite combination: I have a predilection for mandala designs in those colors. Turquoise Snow Crystal #snow #PhotoshopElements #mandala #orange #photography #crystal #turquoise
I love shadows, and am constantly taking pictures of them. Our dining room light fixture was casting a lovely, intricate shadow that I snapped in the near dark, causing a grainy effect that robbed it of some of its detail. Shadow of light fixture I created this line drawing from the photo of the light fixture, which I can use as a collage element, or to make a stamp out of. Don’t ask me how I wound up here. It was a long and winding path, and I was only half conscious (in t