I have stacks of papers just like this- I can't part with them! Somehow my "play" pieces often have far more life and/or capture the emotion of my subject better than my finished pieces. I also make notations on color mixtures, technique etc. on these pages and I find a bit of daily life also makes its way onto them (i.e. grocery lists, phone numbers etc.) . I probably learn more by "playing" than from any other source!I particularly like the upper left hand corner of your page- looks kind of seaweedy to me; perhaps that's because I am getting ready for my annual trek out to the Isles of Shoals tomorrow! I'll be gone for the next week. I'll be checking in on Nuncketest when I get back!hope you have a great week,~ gretchen
Wow, it's that time of year already? Wishing you a most inspirational trip. And a special wish that you see just a bit less wind and rain this year. ;-)
Have a great trip, Gretchen! (If and when you see this!)John, what did you mix for the bamboo stem? Ochre and ... ? The colour is perfect -- greenish tinges and all.
I'm pretty sure that was Viridian, another new tube. I'm trying out that pigment, as well as Permanent Mauve, for lifting abilities. They seem to have a bit of granulation about them as well. Pigment personality, as I like to call it. :-)
Oh, viridian! Lovely lovely colour. If you are bored and at a loose end one evening (ho ho), make up a colour mixing chart with viridian and quinacridone red. It's the most extraordinary green, so cool it's practically blue. In fact if applied as a thin wash it can appear turquoise.'Pigment personality'. I like that too. A very real and useful phrase.