My Paint Party Friday piece with only 3 Colors? Really? I doubted Diana Trout when she taught a class on using only 3 colors. I shouldn’t doubt her. She changed my world – I am now in love the 3 primary colors. I did learn the hard way that cheap paints don’t color mix as well as artists grade paints such as Golden. So, when I am color mixing I do it with the good ones.
Drew overlapping shapes. Still doing lots of raindrops. Perhaps if the sun came out more I would move past my raindrops. (Hint to Mother Nature!)
This stage took a while. I turned to filling these in when I was stuck or feeling uninspired. Just getting painty often invited my muse back.
So many different colors but it all works. In the past, when I grabbed individual paints I would be unhappy with the look – but not sure why. Now I know. The colors did not look like they belonged together because they were made with all sorts of reds, blues, and yellows.
I love to add text to my pieces so I began to write about colors. The recent Build A Rainbow Challenge over at Daisy Yellow inspired me to think about what the colors mean. Everything written on this is somehow related to the color I was writing over. I used a gray iridescent ink and a nub to write- must admit I was cursing the 18×24 size of it during this part!
It still needed something more and a happy accident came to my rescue. I used the gray ink with my finger to shade the edges of the raindrops.