Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Bird Series
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.