Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sharing a Start

Wow, it has been over a month since I posted a new blog entry. Yes it is the "busy" time of year known as "the holiday season" So in the spirit of giving, my original art mentor and dear friend, Gloria Ivy, and I decided to swap. We each made a painting "start" and swapped. I see that look in a few eyes. You ask, "what is a start?" I am so glad you asked.
A start is made by taking the white watercolor paper and doing something to it. A start can be colors put on paper, textures applied, whatever, anything that says, "Now make something of me."

For this start, Gloria painted the entire sheet with black gesso. Then she took white gesso and made texture on the sheet. Notice the great variations in shading. Mmmmm....

Now it is my turn. I have barely begun, but here is my first addition to the start. From black and white to vivid.


I used a triad of primary colors. My intent (and you know that can change) is to use only those three colors along with black and white to mix every color I use on this piece. For me that is a real challenge.

I will let you know how it goes. Right now that silly muse is off eating chocolate covered cherries or some such holiday treat. I hope to see her, and you soon!