Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Bird Series

Goldenberries by Roberta Warshaw
Goldenberries, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.
My bird series has been a wonderful adventure. But I fear it maybe coming to a close. I feel quite bereft of ideas right now. I want to work but nothing is coming. Well I shouldn't say nothing. Yesterday I made some gelatin prints that were very different than anything I have done before.

I can't decide what to think of them yet, hence I am not ready to post photos of them.

I did find a wonderful artist online who really helped me a lot in my never ending search for interesting color palettes. Her name is Katherine Herriman (although she goes by the moniker, Nellie Windmill) and she has posted some wonderful color mixtures online. I have been struggling somewhat with the acrylic colors since they are so different than anything I have worked with before.

Some of her mixtures can be seen here. The new color for me is Napthol Red. It is similar to Cadmium Red which is what I had been using but this red makes some lovely mixtures. As I have said before I am a big fan of limited color palettes. I like to see just how many colors I can get from three juicy primaries.

Since I am struggling right now with new ideas I am going to try mixing up some colors and perhaps just color some paper for now until something reveals itself to me.


Numinosity said...

You just need a trip to the desert!

Rosaria Williams said...

What a stunner! I do like the muted effect of those colors.

Davinia said...

Just gorgeous, the muted background with the colour pop of the bird is stunning.

Anonymous said...

That is a very pretty piece! I admire your work!

BluMoon said...

I find sunsets very inspirational also the sea, as I live right by it and the moors with their ever changing green patterns overlaid with the yellow of gorse and heather in the autumn/fall. I paint rarely these days but use these colour pallets in my art jewellery.

Robbie said...

A beautiful "adventure"!