Hopefully this blog will inspire you to have confidence in your creative abilities and give you courage to learn and try new things. Try something NEW. It could be just what you need to make you a better artist, or a better person. My latest obsession is Amigurumi Crochet, and my favorite subjects right now are Hollywood Icons, Famous People and Characters.

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.  



16 comments:

  1. It was hard for me too so I made it simple. I love the upper playful one, it could be picked right out of daily life.

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  2. I really like your first one, I'm sure there is a little bit of plum there somewhere.

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  3. Love your door hanger. Nice job with all.
    gloria

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  4. Super job on both of your projects.

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  5. Penny you have tried well, I like your pieces very much, especially that first one, so very sweet and simply done, it flows and has character too, I love it!

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  6. Love what you have made! Valerie

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  7. They all look wonderful! I like doing door hangers also.

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  8. Super cute, both of them. I saw the first on FB :o)

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  9. Oh my gosh, cats everywhere! I love it :-D

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  10. I would never guess that these colors were hard for you! All of the work here is absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us at SOC!

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  11. Great projects! Would never know you don't use these colors often!

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  12. I agree that your second card matches the colours more closely but I'm so glad we got to see the first as well - so much fun! The second is very elegant. It reminds me of how cats are so playful and silly as kittens and then can become quite regal and sedate later in life.

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