I adore color, and who doesn’t? Especially if you are an artist or creative. Perhaps you have a thing for deep aqua blues, or light sage greens – for me, well I love those pinks and fuchsias. I don’t really have a favorite color as all of them are my favorite.
Today’s fun prompt from MakeArtThatSells.com GTS was about finding ways to change up your palette. I decided to create an impromptu still life of an antique weathered duck decor and a 8 strong ‘armadillo-styled’ mandolin – both of which I picked up at tags sales years ago.
Not only were these objects’ colors ones I normally don’t choose to work in, I felt it would be an added bonus to paint a still life as it’s been some time since I painted from one. And well neutrals are always good – they go with everything right?
While I set out on my day, I also created color mood boards, one from the still life, and a second from the actual painting once finished.
What follows, are bonus patterns I created at each stage of sitting down to paint. I got to take a break at times in allowing the gouache paint to dry, which is the perfect time I find to create design patterns.
Multi-tasking at its best!
Well, who know’s what I will create tomorrow? I didn’t know I’d paint a duck and a mandolin when I woke up. I am having so much fun working on the creative prompts that Lilla Rogers is sharing on the MakeArtThatSells.com blog for the GTS competition.
It’s adventuresome, I tell you, to be an artist!
Stay Creative People! It feels good.