Green and yellow make......
GGrrrrrHHHYellow..This weeks challenge in The Artists Playroom is to paint using only two colours and name the combination after them.
I thought I better get on and finish it today as time is short these days.
Things did not go entirely well. I decided that I needed to paint Daffodils, because they are yellow and green, the bad spring has meant my garden is a bit lacking in them so I went off to the supermarket, they only had yellow tulips.
* Mistake number one I bought the tulips ( I don't like tulips)
* Mistake number two I chose yellow when I actually don't really like yellow.
However I set to work and began to paint, never one to be put off by a vase of tulips.
|OK, but a little boring|
I used watercolours, but wasn't happy as I soon began to realise that the green and yellow were too similar to get any real contrast. I really wanted a blue.... but sticking to the two colour rules carried on.
* Mistake number three, yellow and green are too similar to get any real contrast.
'Conte crayons' I thought 'That may redeem the situation'
It didn't.....I heard a radio program a few weeks ago in which the Scottish landscape artist James Hawkins was interviewed. In it he said all his paintings went through a bit of a crisis.. a sort of 'how can I resolve this problem phase' He said it was part of the creative process, well I thought,' I must carry on!'
At this stage I think I threw everything but the kitchen sink at it in an endeavour to liven things up!
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