This is the latest page in my art journal ( 9inch square ) – a mixed media piece using collage, watercolour , pen and coloured pencil . It was quite instinctive . The only idea I consciously brought to it was using a restricted palette . Red and black go very well together and I added greys to get some mid tones into the design . The white you can see is the paper showing through . I think the mood is loud , upbeat and , possibly confrontational. Can you see any images in this ? I know I can but I’d be interested to know what your interpretations are.
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Red and Blue – Mixed Media on Paper
In this one , as you can see , I paired red with blue and added black for more emphasis . You’ll see collage , watercolour , pen and oil pastel. The red is subdued in places and the blue is quite pale . The atmosphere here is more uncertain , confused and , because of the suggestion of deep water , more sinister. It’s definitely Lockdown art ! I love the way that my feelings come through in the work – but I only realise it later .
Red and Purple
The last image I want to show you is my ‘ Hell on Earth ‘ acrylic painting on a 2 foot square canvas . I chose red and purple colours mainly . This was actually done in response to a challenge from an online group that I belong to : paint in red and purple and orange. . This is a colour combination I wouldn’t normally choose , but I was quite pleased with the outcome . The subject matter , a ravaged landscape , really sets the scene. But the red and purple help to give quite a eerie feeling to the atmosphere. As you can see , working with a restricted palette leads me to fresh ideas and inspiration which is always welcome !
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