Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Creative Space: She Background #4

I took a few in-process shots of my fourth She Art 3 background - I just put the finishing touches on it yesterday.

I started out with this 10"x14" piece of watercolour paper where I had laid down leftover paint from my second background (tiny bit of pink [quinacridone magenta + smalt hue + red oxide], orange [pink + Indian yellow hue], blue [various amounts of pink + anthraquinone blue]):
It's a bit unbalanced, but the complementary colours are bold and bright - so I decided to use them with contrasting black and white in my collage on top. I used scrapbook, calendar, handmade and tissue papers.

I then went ahead and doodled with black Sharpies, Faber-Castell Pitt pens (orange and indanthrene blue) and white paint (using a few stamps here and there) before taking photos:

I felt the piece needed some white still, so I used my new Sharpie to add a few words and doodles:

It still felt unfinished though, so I finally added a layer of paint (phthalo blue, azo orange and titan buff):
Of course, then I had to finish it off with a few more doodles using white and black Sharpies. I went a little crazy with white dots... but I like it.

You can find all my She Art blog posts here and more photos in my Flickr folder here.

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1 comment:

Angie said...

Love the lighter orange you added toward the end stages of this so far...just seems to bring it all together nicely!