Auditioning Color Overlays
Today I am going to take you through the process of auditioning colors that I might use as washes over the initial printing. I first printed 4 blocks that would be used solely to determine colors for the 40" x 40" piece that I am creating.
In each instance Setacolor transparent fabric paints were used to make washes with a paint-to-water ratio of 1:1. On all but one of the blocks I first laid down a wash of Lemon Yellow. No picture is shown for that.
|Lemon Yellow with a Swath of Cobalt Blue|
|Lemon Yellow with 3 Drops of Bright Orange and Cobalt Blue around Circles|
|Yellow with Light Wash of Cobalt Blue and Denser Diagonal Swath of Blue|
|Cobalt Blue Wash--No Underlay of Yellow|
Darn it. I wish I could tell you what the theme is so that you might better understand what influenced my choices. Ah, such a mystery. I assure you that the final work will be shown in the future. For those of you who follow along, you will know exactly how it came to be.
Note: These posts are my participation in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge. If you, too, would like to participate, link to Cheryl Sleboda's: http://muppin.com/…/inde…/the-31-day-blog-writing-challenge/
Always remember, never fear to experiment.
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
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