Thursday, 16 July 2015
Summer of Colo(u)r - week 6
Already it's the end of Summer of Colo(u)r! That colourful party that brings a little sunshine to my southern hemisphere winter. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, click on the button in the sidebar to visit Kristin's blog and see the wonderful creations with this week's colour combination in the link-up.)
Well, we had another opposites palette this week - 2 oranges and a blue. I went really simple - mango acrylic paint, a mid-blue water soluble oil pastel, and some darker orange spotty paper.
I smeared on some mango paint with a plastic card, then cut some rough circles from the paper and arranged them up one side of the page. Once the paint was dry - to avoid making mud from the opposite colours - I outlined the circles in blue. Then I left it for a while, not sure where I wanted to go next.
Then I glanced across the room at the page, and it just said 'wheat' to me. So I added the blue lines and thought about harvest. In every season there is something to harvest, and in every situation there is something for me to learn.
I just have to look for it.