Sunday, January 3, 2010

close to my heart...


(close to my heart)


I started four new works today and although over the Christmas, New Year break I have really enjoyed having the kitchen table free of paper, scissors, glue sticks, paints, cutting mats and pencils etc... it feels so good to be making a mess again.

I have decided I am going to concentrate on colour this year... I think to tell the truth I am actually a little afraid of colour.   I often choose brightly coloured papers for the backgrounds but once I start adding to  them they end up being almost white (I might as well have started out with a piece of photocopy paper)!
So anyway that is something I'm going to have a go at...  that's not to say that I wont be doing any softer coloured paintings, I have two of them on the go as well.

So the painting above is my first attempt, I am loving the energy the green and red have when put together, looks a little Christmasy I think?  And this is the first painting I have scanned on my new scanner... it comes out slightly different to the scanner I have been using in the past but having my own scanner at home makes it really nice to be able to share this on my blog at 9:40 on Sunday night.

11 comments:

Tara said...

Oooh I love it! Really looking forward to seeing how your experiments with colour go. :) x

Annika said...

Looking forward to see you playing with colours. Happy New Year ;)

Silke said...

Katherine, it's gorgeous!! I love the color - nice!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Here's to a happy and creative 2010! Hugs, Silke

Diva Kreszl said...

Love the new direction your art is taking...the colors are wonderful!!!

tangled sky studio said...

i love the fact that you are exploring color (being a color addict myself)...but oddly enough i'm moving towards a more muted and cool palette. it's funny how things go in cycles. i love the red and think it suits your work well. congrats on the mac...mine rocked my world too!

beth

risa said...

I love the new piece! I think you are on the right track with color!

erin carver said...

Love the red and the green together too, so gorgeous! Happy New Year Katherine!! Can't wait to catch up soon x

Carine b said...

Happy new year my dear painting's friend!!!I'm so happy to "see"you again with those fabulous colours,they suit you very well,have a wonderful day and be creative as 2009...!

kimberly dean said...

Your work just brings a smile to my face! keep going!!!! luv it.

Julia said...

Hi, Happy NEw Year to you!!!...
I love your art and even the colours you use, and adding colour is just another part of your journey....Love this piece, the background looks like real fabric, and the shadowing you do to it all is lovely...xxx

softearthart said...

Just love the picture, cheers and Happy new year from Marie