In my class "Working in a Series" our focus last week was color. That seems like a pretty easy subject, especially for someone who LOVES color!
Well it is a pretty big box of crayons when you think about it. Which one do you choose? We had many different suggestions for our focus with color. We could select one of the class assignments or write our own. I did a little bit of both. Because I have selected a smaller format to work in I was able to complete several pieces of work last week. The works that I created are right around 10" x 12".
Here are the pieces that I created: (click on image below to enlarge)
I selected working with saturated colors, a low volume palette, monochromatic scheme and I challenged myself to pick a color that I normally don't work with or choose. Can you guess which one that is? It is blue. I think that piece turned out kind of interesting. It's not that I don't like blue it is just not a color I reach for intuitively.
Vineyards 5 was born out of Vineyards 3. I was not happy with the way Vineyards 3 turned out. It didn't have enough going on in the piece to hold my attention visually. I took a break from it and created Vineyards 4 and then came back and gave Vineyards 3 another try and Vineyards 5 was born.
I selected Vineyards 5 for my class critique. One of the things I struggle with is that sometimes I have to be away from work that I create for a period of time before I can either love it or hate it. I am in that place right now. That's OK, as I really don't have an opinion or an emotional attachment to any of the work I have created so far. I am trying to hang out in the land of non-judgement with my work at the present. :)
I know however in my gut that I am moving closer to something that is going to resonate with me. In the mean time the exploration is fun. This week we will be working on Space and Scale. With each week the hope is that we can take from what we learned the week before and build on that as we tackle a new challenge.
I am looking forward to this week to see what new things I will discover and I think this will be a fun exercise. See you back in a week or so......
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