Reflections: 2 months on

Reflections: 2 months on

Two months on … give or take (including a visit to New Zealand) … and I am in the studio daily. I’m also a latecomer to Pinterest and I am finding this social media platform is one that really suits me. More on Pinterest and NZ a bit later.

So what have I learnt in two months?

1. That I can push around oil paint to create some interesting surfaces

2. That I am still in love with colour and the infiniteness of hues, tints and shades on the palette

3. That I have to work at a reasonable size – almost everything seems too small – each experiment feels confined by its edges

4. That current obsessions and motifs are jockeying for prominence but awesome nature in the form of water and clouds are winning out at the moment (perfect for technical exercises).

I’m photographing stages of technical exercises and here are some thumbnails below. Also being inspired by Artist a day!

Cloud exerciseWarm orb

Water exerciseOrb 2

Orb 3 for grassWater - first layer
Love colour

Love colour

Colourlovers is a hoot!

Upload a photo, choose hex colours to create a palette, choose and colour a pattern template with your unique palette, then publish all  – and immediately get an audience viewing your work. All took less than 1/2 hour!

The Colourlovers site has lots of free tools, blogs, groups and communities. It makes seamless connections to other social media. When you set up your own profile and start making colours, palettes and patterns you get immediate feedback from people who view, comment on and use your work.

Here’s my latest palette translated into a paisley pattern. The palette was inspired by the one of the cloud photos on my blog page Things that inspire.

Color by COLOURlovers

Vector Patterns by COLOURlovers