Monday, February 19, 2007

Triangle Color Wheel

I'm dealing with the sting of an art rejection today, this sting led me to think, maybe I could use a painting class or 40. Most of my color training is print based, from my design career. The print colors are: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. They make up all the colors you see in all the magazines and such we folks look at every day. I've painted with these 4 colors in mind since 1995. I did some research today and have been encouraged to remove black from my palette. In order to do this I will have to approach colors in another way. This triangle color study is me reminding myself of the normal way to mix paint colors, with the three primary colors: red, blue, and yellow. I may try using them for a while to see what happens. Supposedly my paintings will brighten the hell up. I'm also told I may need to decide on a subject and keep painting it, I'm not that great with decisions so I'm not sure how that will go.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Hi- I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad day of rejection. Unfortunately, that's the nature of this business, but I do believe rejection can make one stronger- if only to prove them wrong. :)

I don't know where I read this and I'm totally paraphrasing this wrong, but Georgia O'Keefe once said that she only painted one color until she felt confident enough with it to introduce another. So maybe you're going in the right direction by painting with the basics.

take care! -Nicole

P.S. I doubt you remember me, but we met a while back. My husband and I used to work with your hubby.