Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Creative Space

I had a committee meeting today, for which I was preparing all week, so I didn't get any time to create. As soon as I got home though, (after a quick lunch of reheated pasta) I broke out my sketchbook.

This spread is inspired by a page I did for the Sketchbook project (this one) as well as 2 of my best MMG friends. Specifically, this avocado painting by Deana & the fact that Dorana has been repeatedly demanding that she make similar tomato & onion pieces to complete a guacamole triptych. I went with a panel of 4 because I thought the parsley (or cilantro) was a nice addition.

I just realized that my similar sketchbook spread had the fruit outlined in black... I kind of like how the contrasting colours mix at the edges instead though. Especially for the parsley:
Green + hot pink (oil pastels) = dark purple-blue... who knew?!
The onion was the panel I was most worried about - I didn't think I could make it look like an onion... But I surprised myself! This is definitely my favourite out of the four:

I love how quickly I can work with oil pastels & the colours lay down so brightly! Plus, they can still blend, but are a lot less finicky than chalky pastels. I'll definitely have to try to use them more often!

Head on over to kootoyoo for more creative spaces!


Deana Mattos said...

gorgeous...I need to get on completing my triptych now

donnarose said...

Fantastic Amanda

Nicole's Homemade Treats...The Blog said...

LOL!!! Nice!

Angie said...

beautiful sketchbook spread!

Thanks for the congrats! It's near Owen Sound - they aren't 100% which hospital exactly I'm going to...but I will be moving that way soon....