Thursday, September 27, 2012

Abstract Flower Collage

flower by Roberta Warshaw
flower, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.
I am having a really great time with these quick study collages. They are small and I am finding them very freeing.

I never know what they are going to look like since I just paint the paper first with no intentions. Just pure paint and color explorations. And you know how I love color. I especially love the tertiaries in all their muted glory.

I am working with only 3 colors plus white. I work best when I am not working with too many colors. The three colors here are cobalt blue, hansa yellow, and quinacridone magenta. Don't ask me to say that word. No idea how to pronounce it.

I love seeing what happens when I add a bit more cobalt or a bit more yellow. The rusts and the deep purple greys have always been my favorites.

I am learning how to work really fast with the colors. They dry almost as soon as they go onto the Sumi paper.

I like the way I don't have to commit to a design until I have moved the pieces around a bit. Quite different from painting where a work is easily ruined by a poor composition or the wrong colors.

Anyway, that is it for today. Time to go make dinner.


Anonymous said...

I really enjoy seeing what you are doing with these! Very pretty stuff!

Sarah Sequins said...

Gorgeous! Your colors are absolutely stunning.

I'm glad that you've found and are enjoying a new medium! :)