Monday, May 03, 2010
Shades of Bluebells and Texture
I am still enthralled with the new ideas presented in Karlyn Holman's new book. I love how she is combining elements of collage and watercolor. Since I started my visual journey with collage, these ideas return me to my 'roots' so to speak ... and it's fun to see how I can take her ideas and weave them into my own.
This image is based on a photo reference of a field of bluebells in partial shade. I used Unryu papers in the shadows to darken them, and then used some of those paint colors I've been playing with this week. I wanted to keep the work impressionistic and yet filled with vibrant color.
When I finished this, C and I took a short drive around our county to photograph some of the old barns sitting in some of the prettiest yellow fields. Somehow this work really had me wanting to play more with yellow, purple and turquoise!
It's back to work and yet, sigh, another busy week. It's the last week of classes, and so there should be a small wind-down by the end of it.
Have a great one!