Wednesday, August 19, 2015

mouthwatering color

one rainy afternoon a couple of weeks ago, i got out my watercolors
and a piece of paper and just started mixing colors.
(this would be a good time to mention that i had no idea what i was doing,
but i love it when that happens,
because then i have no idea when i make a mistake!  :))

but little blobs of paint all over the paper started to make my eyes go crazy,
so i decided to put some of the colors in a grid….
because i truly do love a grid.

but then i didn't know where to go from there,
so i thought about it for a day or two,
and as i was looking through a magazine, my mind went to
 all of that beautiful, colorful food!

then i decided it was time to get my mind off of food and back to business,
and as i looked out my window…..

Mother Nature gave me a new watercolor palette!
(looks like Mother Nature was thinking about food, too….)

so in order to get my focus back onto watercolor,
 i decided to have some sunny, stripey
flowers-bloom-in-the-grass kind of fun…..
 (not a bite of chocolate in sight!)

until the next day, and i was back where i started!
so i've decided there's lots of mouthwatering fun to be had in these yummy
color palettes, and the good news is
there's a lot less calories in watercolor!

{supplies:  strathmore visual journal for mixed media, sennelier watercolor,
paintbrush, 2B & 6B pencils, micron pens}


Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

It is a very DREAMY color palette!

Carolynn Anctil said...

I love these colour combinations. And, how you've presented them, of course.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your posts AND your creative lettering! I DO like my chocolate a LOT though. I'm not proud of it but I'm a chocoholic.
Grandma Nancy in central IL

Sandi Keene said...

I love the way your mind processes color and makes it all neat and pretty!

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

You always inspire me...and make me happy!

carol said...

I'm going to make those carrots tonight!

Jennifer McLean said...

I always love what you come up with, so creative. Can I ask, your ceramic watercolor long dish looks so useful. Where did you get it?

lori vliegen said...

thanks SO much, everyone!!

Jennifer…..the watercolor tray i use is perfect for this "color palette" style of experimentation. unfortunately, it's made out of plastic, rather than ceramic, but it's very inexpensive (around $1), so it would be fun to have several different trays for different projects. here's the link if you'd like more information…..


Createology said...

Colors always blend together and make some unexpected lovely combinations. I am enjoying your color plays. Creative Bliss...

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