Painting Pages

I have created quite a few collages and extended prints. Now I need to put them into a notebook for presentation. I thought I had a 9″ x 9″ notebook that was new but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I searched and searched. I thought I might have lost my mind. But no, I put it with a pile of other notebooks but there are so many piles of stuff in my studio room that it took a while to remember which pile it was in. But thank goodness, I had one. Yay! So today I spent most of the day painting background pages. I had a bunch already painted but the holes are off and don’t fit into the same size notebook. That really irritates me but I don’t like the unevenness that it creates. So I figured out what colors I needed and then painted pages. Hopefully, the pages will work with the collages. It’s harder to paint the exact color that you need. It’s easier to choose from a selection of already painted papers.

Here’s some of the ones that I painted today. There are a bunch more but the photo was blurry. I paint both sides of the paper so it takes a while for these to dry.

Here’s one of my collages. What do you think? Do you like the purple background or the yellow and orange background? I usually try out 3-4 different color backgrounds for each collage before I choose.

And last but not least, here is the Picasso head from last week. I decided to stick with monochromatic so did different values of blue. I’m sure that the orange or multi color would have been more exciting. I still might add some more color.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.



Another Color Notebook

I worked all day Friday on finishing my homework for my color class. The second notebook is a larger size and includes all the color wheels, scales and other color exercises.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAI got about half of the pages completed. Right now, I have all the pages separated from the notebook until I have all the page placement figured out.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAHere you can see the stack of pages that I finished. I have at least that many more to go.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThis is one of my colors wheels done with three primary colors of paint.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThis photo is very dark but shows a red to blue scale.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThis is one of my six primary color wheels. I had never painted one of these before.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAI did a bunch of color studies using different colors from magazines and catalogs.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a combination of paint, photos printed from the computer and magazine photos.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAnd here’s one in green.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThen I did all of my paint colors in tints and shades scales. I really enjoyed seeing the different combinations that occur. I am happy that I’m almost finished with the homework because I have yurt duties. Today we started felting the yurt walls. I will be posting about the process on Thursday on the Felting and Fiber Studio site.