Wednesday, February 16, 2011

freaking out seems to suit me...



After reading the assignment for week 3 in my 'Get your paint on' class I started getting very excited at the prospect of using colour {I kind of have a problem with using colour} I then went to bed and completely freaked out...  and freaking out seems to suit me as several people told me the next day, I was looking good.  

So anyway we were to choose 4 colours from objects in your life and try to match the colors as accurately as possible by mixing your paints and incorporate them into your painting.  I chose red,  a lovely pale blue, charcoal and white... I don't think I got the blue quite right in hindsight {might need a tinge of yellow}.  I started with a cerulean blue background and quickly painted over with my pale blue mix leaving a bit of the bright blue peaking through to give my background a little noise.  I then painted the tent mixing a red {that matched my handbag} and the doily printed foreground, added the trees, bunting, the clouds and a few other details.

I am rather shocked, it was not really what I was thinking when I started... the tent was going to be someones neck!!!  I am kind of liking this intuitive was of image making, it is like opening a present.


15 comments:

Micki Wilde said...

I love it Katherine!! It is gorgeous!!
I was only saying to Tara Leaver the other day that I wished I could work with pale colours as well as you, I love how light your work is!!

Hugs

Micki x

Anonymous said...

Oh my god! This is AMAZING! Amazing!

You are so clever!

Do more. Wow!

Dale Parker said...

Love it! The bit of red really is a nice touch of color.

Tina Gilmore said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, as usual.

softearthart said...

Oh my, it is beautiful, cheers Marie

Jo Ashcroft said...

This is beautiful- any chance you would think of selling a print of it? I would buy it in an instant!

Nat said...

Katherine it is gorgeous! I love it! I agree, the red adds a something special...

Anonymous said...

I love it too, that red really makes that painting.

danasparkle said...

love love it
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tammy olson said...

What a wonderful painting. Your paintings always have a magical/mystical quality to them. Beautiful work.

SheCreates said...

I would love to sleep in that tent ...

Felicia said...

So, so lovely!!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Katherine, your work is very seperately and beautiful. And such a pale colours, fabulous.
Greetings from the Netherlands.
Marja

Katie said...

Hello from Arkansas!! Just wanted to stop by and say that your work is absolutely beautiful!! And I certainly would love to have a "freak-out" that looks as good as yours! I LOVE this painting, so very much. :)

Pam said...

I love this! Wow if that is what freaking out does, then freak on! ;)