Friday, October 8, 2010

ink study, aka red flower


after spending some time mixing a few of my watercolors, i decided to see how many color combinations i could discover using my FW acrylic inks.  on the left is a color wheel i painted using brilliant yellow, scarlet, and rowney blue inks.  and on the right is a little "study" of painted rectangles,  to see what the colors would look like next to each other......and then it turned into a background for a red flower.  i must admit that i'm not crazy about that big splotch of blue in the middle.....i kinda wish i had known at the time that i would eventually be adding the red flower......but then again, that's the beauty of the creative process, and just allowing things to "happen"......(but i promise you next time i get ready to paint a big blue splotch in the middle of my paper, i'll think twice about it.....heeheehee).

have a colorful, creative weekend!!!
:))))

24 comments:

BALLET NEWS said...

I really don't know how you do it - every single piece of artwork it perfect. I just love the colours.

Have the most wonderfully colourful weekend

LuckyDog said...

Yummy!! *Ü*

Ophelia said...

This post is just so inspiring!!! I love color so I was swooned in by your post. You are amazing!!

Eden said...

You do such AWESOME watercolors! I love the flower and that is a neat background!!! Hey...if you're so inclined maybe you could outline the red flower in white or something! Looks great as it is!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! I really love that painting, and the pretty blue "splotch" too! I wouldn't change a single thing...Your color wheel is beautiful also...I'm so happy you're back in your studio having fun! xo Paulette :)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I think this card is awesome! Your boo boo made a beautiful card with your flower. I think sometimes boo boos can be surprise gifts.

I love the inks you've used here Lori. I have so much to learn about different mediums. I like coming here and learning. Thanks!

♥Lee Ann

Silke said...

Oh, very cool! Your pieces are always so wonderful, so happy! This one is no exception!! Hugs, Silke

sUz said...

gorgeous as always loRi :)
that color wheel is AMAZING!
xOx, sUz :)

CelticWoman said...

Lori, love the red flower and the blue splotch? Well to me it looks like a "green door of possibilities" surrounded by blue. Have a fab weekend. Hugs

Jane Farr said...

Love the vibrancy of the colors! (and your lettering is WONDERFUL!!) Have a great weekend Lori!

Tara said...

love it! So happy and colorful. glad you are feeling better. love all your happy accidents.
hugs,
tara

debi said...

Your'e so funny, your own worst critic, like all of us!! We all have our own talents, but I always wanted to paint well. At least as good as your mistakes...heeeheee!

Anonymous said...

Did you dilute your inks in your color wheel? I love color studies.

Thanks!

Judith

Martina said...

These colors look so fresh and delicious - really inspiring. Love your red flower!

rachel awes said...

i love all your studies/
they dooooooo bloom
like red flowers!
xox

The Dreaming Bear said...

Those colors are so vivid!!! Very cool!

Jancalligrapher said...

Love your versal lettering, and a beautiful red flower. Makes me smile.xoxoxo

Nancy said...

I am amazed what you can do with paint.....love it...

Martha Lever said...

I love the blue splotch. And I love the placement of the red flower. To me---it's all good!!!!!

Kerri said...

i love seeing those vibrant colors in watercolor!

PeaceSeeker said...

LOVE the red flower! I noticed it immediately and thought it turned out perfectly!

Funny how as artists we're much harder on ourselves--I didn't even notice the "blue spot" until you said something. Don't care--your artwork just makes one happy to look at it!

Fakharuddin40 said...

Adorable and Gorgeous!I appreciate your nice work. I love painting and painting is my profession. I love making flowers paints.

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