Monday, January 12, 2015

A Little Extra Color


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Before you say, "what the ... ?" let me explain the insanity of this painting. I was working on an ArtByte about white, and I wanted to show how exaggerating the colors TOO much wouldn't work. But it did! Or at least I think so. It was quite a surprise for me how much I liked this what-not-to-do painting, actually! I think the key was definitely being true to the values. So I tailored my ArtByte a little and life went on. Lesson learned. And a good one at that.

19 comments:

Liza said...

Carol, you have a great understanding of colours and values.
This is a beautiful piece! I love the unpredictable pops of colour!

Teri said...

Fab!

Sue Marrazzo said...

INSPIRING work!

George Carr said...

This is pure genius- an extremely exciting image. It will be interesting to see what happens if you continue in this vein.

Cathy said...

I absolutely love it!!!!!

Debbie said...

Wow - this is so COOL! If you turn it into a black and white, it still works fantastically!

Art @ Home said...

I love this one!

Helen Moreda said...

Before I read your whole blog post I looked at the painting and said wow, that really works. And it is a happy painting. Live and learn. What a wonderful "accident"

Barbara Saletri said...

I really like those strokes of intense opaque color!

Virgil Carter said...

Actually, what might have made this painting was the use of complementary contrast--contrast using complementary or near-complementary colors. There really can't be too much color, IMO, only color that isn't organized!

Anonymous said...

I really like it too. Fun and energetic.

Laurel Lovrek said...

Thanks for posting a work that's on the edge.

I've been using your new book throughout the Challenge, finding it very helpful. Simple things but not necessarily easy to do.

Christine Lewis said...

I think these work just beautifully!! I used to prefer the more subtle colors but am learning to appreciate all the different colors you can see when painting from life.
You did a wonderful job. It definitely works! = )

BARON WILSON said...

Superb !

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

did you make an ArtByte of this one?
waiting….
:D

Carol Marine said...

Thanks everyone! : )

Mary, no I didn't, and I'm kicking myself now. The image is IN an ArtByte, but I didn't record the painting of it.

Ann said...

You broke some rules on this one, but for some weird reason the painting works.

There's the saying "Rules are made to be broken". I'd day you made some kind of breakthrough here. :)

hamsaveni n said...

hamsaveni:painting is so nice.....incredible....

Art Maine said...

It's a Painting

In the words of
my grandboy,
describing his art,
"It's a painting,
you can do anything."

And you did
in true Carol style,
and beyond reality,
love the color.

Go figure, whoops,
that's another
posting of yours.