Missing in Action

I am back home after two weeks of traveling. First we went to Philadelphia for a wholesale buying show for the store. Bought lots of good stuff and the weather in Philly was fantastic. One day it was sunny and 70 degrees, in February. Usually it is cold and dreary when we go. We went down to South Street and saw the mosaics there. Just google South Street Mosaics Philadelphia and you can take a look. I got photos but they are all on my phone and not on the computer. Sorry.

Then we came back home and two days later we drove to LaConner, Washington for the first session of Level 3 Art & Design with Gail Harker. I was really happy to start this class and had a great time. We have 5 people in the class and worked on color, chromatic grays and line. I have lots of homework so I’ll be showing that here. Hopefully, you won’t get too bored.

High Value Chromatic Gray Collage

This is one of the collages that I made in class with high value chromatic grays.

High Value Saturated Color Collage

And another collage that I made with the saturated colors that were mixed into those grays used above. Sorry the photos aren’t the best, it was a little dark here today.

Low Value Chromatic Gray Collage

So I made another collage today with the low value chromatic gray papers that I had painted in class. I have several more of these to do. We are to use squares, stripes and rectangles in these collages. Each collage is 6″ x 6″.

Rainbow of Painted Papers

I painted more paper today for future collages. Here’s my rainbow of colors.

Tints to Shades Primary Magenta

And this is tints and shades painted with primary magenta. Again, sorry the photos aren’t good. Each of these painted pages is 9′ x 9″. I need lots of painted papers for future work in the class. So we are supposed to develop a stash of painted paper. Lots more to do!

 

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5 thoughts on “Missing in Action

  1. Painting all that paper is quite an undertaking.but worth it for what you can do with it. Your three studies are very interesting to look at and actually quite lovely!

    • Thanks Lyn, it’s surprising how only using 3-4 colors can make the collage a bit more challenging. I especially had difficulty thinking of what to do with two yellows and an orange. More paper painting to come 🙂

  2. Wow, that’s a lot of painting. It will be interesting to see what you do with it all. Do you keep a spreadsheet with all the formulas or just wing it when you make the painted sheets? We know what you’ll be busy with. 🙂

    • Yes, it will keep me busy for sure. The rainbow of colors was just paint I had left over from painting a small square of each color. So it was just paint and water that got less intense as I moved to the left side of the paper. The tints and shades are mixed by eye, no formulas necessary. Each page just needs to be slightly darker than the last.

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