Tuesday, June 1, 2010

particular colour palette...





Well last night I settled down to do a little collageing...It took me ages to get going and I kept finding other things that need doing first, like emptying my pencil sharpener barrel, which wasn't even full.  Usually I only do this when the top is bursting off with far too many shavings! but eventually I got started.   I realise looking at them now that I seem to be attracted to a very particular colour palette and found it quite hard to steer away from these colours.  I guess most people have a colour palette they like to stick to, mine seems to be greeny, bluy, creamy with a dash of redy pink.

As I was doing them I kept trying to imagine my girls in there somewhere and I just couldn't, well not yet anyway and maybe not at all?  Tonight as the rain is falling (again) and the fire is roaring, I am going to add another layer and see what happens.  This could be a really good way of using up all my scraps of paper I have lying around.

15 comments:

softearthart said...

I think it is a bit like colors for clothes, I do not wear red or blue, they do not suit me, so maybe it is like that, one responds to what one likes best. I am for,not appeasing anyone else but oneself,if it is not flowing right, then it is not right. love Marie

Michele said...

I love your colour palette. I was saying to Katie the other day, that I do and I think that is why I find your work so calming. :) What are you applying the papers to?

Jacqueline said...

They look gorgeous and i especially adore the center and the last pieces! Yes i do have my favorite color palette too and this is really a good way to use your scraps. :) Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://www.jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

shecreates said...

yummy peaceful and calming colours, a little like you honey!

Tara said...

LOVE THEM! How did you make that sort of aged effect on the first and third ones?

Micki said...

Love the colour palettes the 2 end ones are really calming and the middle one is very sophisticated indeed!!

Micki x

Carola Zajdman said...

Love these colours, great !!

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

peaceful and dreamy... not bad I would say

Kelly said...

Don't try to stray from the colors that feel right to you! Your work is lovely and peaceful and I love to look at it. I look forward to seeing your girls on your collages...

ale said...

hola katherine!! the colours are BEAUTIFULL!!!!!! l love that collages!!! besos for you!!!

erin carver said...

I think you have that particular colour palette because they are so gorgeous together!! I love the combinations you have going here...Looking forward to seeing you very soon, yay! x

Kristy's Art Corner said...

Your work is beautiful! Hi I'm in your class with Kelly Rae Roberts. I just wanted to drop in and say hello!

Mel @ Wildflower said...

Definately go with what feels right to you or you just wont be happy with it. (I like all 3 though!)

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Hi Katherine!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you liked the shoes. :) I'm loving the backgrounds, stick with what you like. The flowery paper on the far right picture looks similar to paper I just used in a new collage, I like it. Yes, class is great so far, glad we're in it together!
♥Jenny

Caatje said...

I just love the soft and light pastel colors you use. They are so sweet and calming.
I always find myself wanting to use them and it hardly ever works for me. Somehow I always come up with the harsher brighter colors. I don't know why. Must be in my genetic make up or something ;-) Don't get me wrong, I like my own colors too!
But isn't it strange that we always long for the opposite of what we are?