Friday, 14 January 2011

A colour mixing test

An experiment in colour mixing - I chose a some pebbles from my collection and gave myself ten minutes to mix colour swatches matching them using watercolours. No time to think or worry about tone or shape, just instinctively mix colour.

I quite enjoyed the challenge and I think I might do some more with other collections using different materials.









5 comments:

WILLIE........! said...

You know it's funny, and l'll let you into a little secret.....!
Art and Music go hand in hand, when 'I' see a piece artwork, whatever it may be, l always relate it to a song/tune. I know my music, it's in the blood. Even seeing these pebbles.
I thought of Donovan....Colours..(1965). Or....Vanessa Williams.....
Colours of the Wind...(1995).
And, the Mona Lisa (No pun intended).
is great to admire, with the theme from the Godfather.....!
It's my ring tone on my mobile too! Lovely.:)

Sherrie Y said...

Clever girl! I love the range of hues and values you chose and what a fun page came out of it!

Tina Bluefield said...

inspiring exploration, Lisa, thank you...
the colors of nature are so subtle and varied, and so beautiful...

daviddrawsandpaints said...

A lovely exercise and excellent sketchpad page to come out from it!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you all :o) !

I've been looking at what I've painted in December and Jan so far and decided I was being far to gray. (This weather has an influence in more ways than one.) I'm keeping the pebbles on my desk as a reminder to keep colourful.