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:
I then created two cut-ups that have peak through images to the clown base page. Both characters are layerings of painted papers. A variety of painted papers were made from the fig, french pear, and anise colors. Accents were texturized through glazing from the more vibrant coastal blue and pumpkin.


9 comments:

  1. Pam - interesting colors to start with...already strong colors on their own. I am impressed with what you got from mixing, and the names! Fun to do but not as easy as you think, right? I LOVE the color names you left in the comment on my main blog, as influenced by your Pacific Northwest locale. Super clever and I can visualize the colors as motion because of your choices. Thanks for coming to play with us and sharing your scientific report, and your fabulous faces!

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  2. Beautiful pages here; Love the colours and the faces.

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  3. I love your colors - great job!

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  4. Love the bold colours! Lovely paintings.

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  5. This is so cool - great colours and really interesting art work. Love it.

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  6. I like how the very simple palette you choose blended to create unfussy colors. Some designers go so overboard with colors, but I always favor the classics.

    The food-inspired names are fantastic. *grin*

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  7. Pam, I like the new colors that you mixed and your names for them- great fun. Thanks for visiting my blog. It will be fun to see what you do for your nature journal.

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  8. hold ON! peek through images? I love this!

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  9. Loved the names,and the richness of the colours. I love those pictures, great flip book.
    Rosemary

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