Friday, June 22, 2012

Crimson And Raw Umber Palette I Wasn't So Sure Of . . .

12x12 mixed media on canvas

I wish I had taken photos of this piece in progress.  Sometimes when I get in the zone I forget to grab my camera.  Oh well.  The finished piece will just have to do this time!  These are two colors that I would never had thought to try together.  This color palette is for sure out of my current comfort zone.  But I pushed through and do like the results.  This painting has many layers and was done on a 12x12 wrapped canvas.  It is now in my etsy shop.  :)

I just love using the white out pens for scribbling.  If you have never tried them you should!  So much fun!  And I find that they are more bright white than the sharpie white paint pens.  

Last night I stayed up late writing poetry, sketching an angel, and working on another abstract piece.  I was inspired when I picked up Misty Mawn's book "Unfurling".  I hadn't read through it in a long time.  Once I grabbed it off my book shelf I fell right in.  I was up till after midnight but the house was quiet and it was just me and some art supplies!  I will share some of the that work soon!

Today I am sharing this piece over at Paint Party Friday.  Do stop by if you never been! 
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  1. I love this!! The layers, the shading, the embedding letters!

  2. I love your new abstract art, Cathy! They have a sort of soft industrial fell. And those colors are just wonderful!! Great combination! Hugs, Silke

  3. I love the layering and those colors work great. Happy PPF

  4. I love this colour combination and this piece is fabulous.

  5. The colors seem to rise and fall like jazzy musical notes! It is very vibrant!

  6. Great, the texture and the obscurities make an appreciable. Saludos

  7. Wonderful painting, love the depth and rythm of it, and the colors and textures!

  8. I am having feelings of dejivu...did I see this already and just thought I left a comment? Did I see it somewhere else?
    I like it both times...I like it a lot.

  9. Gorgeous!! I love the layers and the rich, yummy colors.

  10. This piece is full of energy! I love those quiet moments at night when the house sleeps and all is black outside, nightly sounds and moments just for you!

  11. So wonderful, Cathy!
    I am always in the zone when I paint, too. :)
    Would love to read your poetry.
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  12. gorgeous piece! Can I ask how you came up with the color combination? Did you choose it at random, or is there someone posting them?

  13. Cathy this one is so rich in depth and color!! Wonderful piece!! I really love it!!

    Hugs Giggles

  14. The color combination is fantastic, although I must admit I'm very partial to red in any form!

  15. Great piece, glad to hear you went out of your comfort zone. I like it. Blessings, Janet PPF

  16. This is gorgeous... i love how brave you are with color and composition.
    I wish i was this brave with reds... ;-)
    you have a perfect balance of black and whites in there too. Beautiful. xox