Monday, January 17, 2011

Ugh! Don't like it yet...

Using thin acrylic washes, I begin picking out color fields and patterns. I work from the center out. I must admit that normally by this stage I find something about the design I really like, but this time I haven't, yet.

It's the colors. I think I'm forcing something, here. For "happy" I wanted to use pure, bright colors (not my usual pallet) AND I read somewhere that orange symbolizes that emotion, especially when paired with turquoise. A stretch for me, but I'm determined to make that work. Stay tuned, should you find this process of interest. I promise the final product will be more aesthetically pleasing, or I shall not be happy! And then, what would be the point? :)

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6 comments:

Doe Grozs Art said...

I love this idea!

Doe Grozs Art said...

keep at it.. there are times I'm in the middle of a mandala and think, yuk, this is just not working, but I continue and sometimes it just might be a color that I've added that changes the whole feel to it. That's where some magic lies.. I've been using more yellow and orange..orange is 2nd chakra- creativity center.

Angelica said...

Thanks for reminding me of this creative process !!
and good to see you back on the blog!
I KNOW your year will have lots of happy experiences!
Blessings to you

pedalpower said...

You might not like it yet, but I love the red and white center part...very happy looking. I like this idea and may to see if I can figure out how to give it a try.

Happy 2011 to you!

Sue O'Kieffe said...

orange/turquoise/yellow/red is one of my favorite pallets. keep at it. you'll be in love soon enough

raena said...

Great idea and it's coming along nicely. Do be sure to show us the finished piece!