Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Crusade 53 - Color Mixing
GPP Street Team's challenge for the month of July is "Mad Scientist". I love it when you are painting and one color on your brush crashes into another blop of paint and I end up with an unexpected hue. For July's Art Crusade I intentionally blended four preselected colors to produce three new experimental colors. On my palette I set out black cherry, pumpkin, moon yellow, and coastal blue. These colors have a similarity to primary colors with a twist. As I mixed I was careful not to make my colors dirty. I was trying to create muted vibrancy. My combinations are the top three. It was really fun to name them. God must have had a rip-roaring time naming everything, because I had a giggle just naming three colors. Ta-da...introducing fig, french pear, and anise.
From my new palette I created two pages for an altered book collaboration. Currently I am creating in Maryann Ready's book. Her book theme is cut-up. I found that a cut-out window toward the back pages revealed part of an abstract clown. Here is the base page: