Monday, November 29, 2010

Complimentary Colors . . . Abstract

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas paper

You made me so happy with all of your lovely comments on yesterday's post!! I am glad you like her! Big thanks to all of you!

Today I thought I would share an abstract I did last week. As I said when I posted my last abstract I tend to shy away from any bold colors. The color wheel scares me! lol And what is most difficult for me is choosing colors. So abstract painting which I want to learn how to improve with is really tough.

I chose complimentary colors to practice with for this painting. I used shades of orange and a light turquoise that I mixed with titanium white and phalto blue (gs). I had an easier time with blending on this one adding some titan buff to lighten areas in the orange and added some water to the bottom left corner blotting it off. (I am loving this effect!) At the end I added the blue to bubble wrap putting it on for texture. I have to say that my eyes do not like these colors together although they do make each other stand out! And again, the colors look bolder in person.

PS . . . I am hosting a giveaway on my life after cancer blog In My Life. I am giving away a signed copy of my memoir Breastless in the City to one lucky winner! You can check out the details HERE!


  1. Beautiful art..woah..i LOVE the colors of course! it feels very energizing yet so calming and centering....I love the misty bits of fingerprints sitting atop the colorscape!! gorgeous!
    Wonderful giveaway..shine on!

  2. I don't know why, but I didn't know you wrote a book! How great to be able to chronicle such a personal time. Great Cathy! :-)

  3. Hi Cathy, great Job!!!



  4. Hi Cathy, thank you for the advice on mine, yes I am going that way!! This abstract is great, love the colors! Tried to enrol on Tam's M3 but could work out how to pay by credit card, it said my card wasn't recorded on paypal, which isn't surprising cos I don't have a paypal account! any advice on that one?? LOL!

  5. Great use of bold colours - well done! xx

  6. Yes, I like these colors--they just pop!
    P.S. You did so good on your angel!!

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