Tuesday, June 24, 2014
SOC4 Week 3
Summer of Color, Week 3 - a challenge using a limited palette
This week: Lavender & Grey with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Plum
Here are the colors we were supposed to use. My lavender is too pink and my plum is too red, not to mention that there is too much of it. Watercolors did not seem to work for me to achieve this color palette. So I switched to Acrylic.
Here is my Door Hanger, without words. I am not good with hand lettering. Who would think "Welcome" would be so hard to paint? I must have painted over it 3 or 4 times. That's one of the advantages of acrylics, very forgiving. I used to do a lot of tole painting on wood and I had some of these wooden pieces left over from years ago, so I thought it might work for SOC. But I kept wanting to add green leaves, colorful flowers and vines. These colors are too dull for me, I guess. Oh, well. The acrylic colors are closer, yes?
Here is a Black Cat, and the colors are better, but I don't like the background. LOL. I give up. Maybe the next palette will suit me better.
P.S. In case you are wondering about the cats, I have been painting 30 ACEOs in 30 days for June 2014. I chose Rainbow Kitties as a subject. If you want to see all the colorful felines I have done so far, go to my Ebay Store.