Thursday, August 4, 2016

White with one magenta

I love the concept of the challenge
to pair the purity and simplicity of white with one other color
I have joined this challenge several times and
won a Guest designer spot in September for my June layout.
For August (current month)
the challenge color is magenta
it's a very difficult color to pin down
so I did the best I could
I actually used one of my oil pastels that was labeled "magenta"
for working on the painted flowers and the edge of the paper.
the other elements were things I thought were a good match
hope you like it
and just wait till you see my creation for next month
it's still in the percolating stage but I am pretty sure of where it's going
thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

he held her like a seashell

I loved the color inspiration for the July-August
challenge - see the swatch above
and the seashell story inspiration
so I went with that idea
the canvas has multiple layers of gesso and paints
the heart is canvas onto which I glued
shells, coral, and buttons
the rest is a mix of this and that of elements
that seemed to want to be part of this layout
Since I last posted
a new month has begun
and I have started working on an online
drawing and painting class with Kate Thompson
on Jeanne Oliver's website
the class is Children of the Wild
I have been practicing painting animals
and really enjoying the class
you'll be seeing more from it soon

thanks for stopping by