Tuesday, May 15, 2012

colour inspiration

I am gravitating towards the wonderful colours and styling of Pam Garrison in recent weeks. Yesterday afternoon, feeling totally NOT motivated, I was drawn once again to Pam's blog and then found this fabulous video which told me, in no uncertain terms, to get to some bright colours, maybe pretty pastels. But where to put those colours? I did not want to take time for prepping a new page, so I chose a book which already had some gesso and background colour. Then I was stumped again, not knowing what to make on those prepped pages. So I chose to grab some lovely paint colours and going totally with Pam's ideas, do some circles. Seemed like a good place to begin. I am wondering where this will take me. Maybe some words ~ I have suitable ones in mind. Maybe tomorrow, maybe another day, or month, they will be added. What is so important is that I put paint brush to paint and then to paper. It felt SO GOOD.
While I was at my painting table I spotted these works in progress from ages ago, and thought what a neat time to share them. Some of you may be able to tell I have recently added some definition with my black marks all. The golden lady was initially created with a background of Chatelaine magazine pages, I believe from the 1960s. 
Mother and daughter, below, was started with purchased collage papers. I will need to do some adjusting on the daughter's features ~ somewhat off kilter, but for the time being adds to the interest, we can say.

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