Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week 3 Painting: GYPO

Thankfully, my son is o.k. He had all the symptoms of the flu but I think since he had the vaccine it didn't turn into anything serious. He is back up and running. :)  I had a couple of hours last night to begin my painting assignment for week 3. The assignment was pick 4 colors from your surroundings/objects to match and include them in your painting. We were to get out of our comfort zone (if we had one). I wanted to steer away from pinks as these seem to appear very often for me. I chose canvas, graphite, kraft paper, yarn and a purple paint swatch. 
I can't say I love these colors together. The first one I did in an effort to be free and play. I wanted the paint to be mushy and smushy. I wish I had just done some color studies and not tried to add in any motifs. I do really like the tan dots.

Then I started this one. Which I will go back into at a later time.

All in all this was a great challenge. I think we pick (and use often) colors that we love because they stir something in us but of course it is great to step out and try something else. Which was what this was all about. After the course ends I am going to plunge back into all the assignments and give them more time.

I hope you all had a great weekend.


Amelia said...

ah, I love challenges and experiments as you know - this is cool!

Thanks for stopping by and I am glad to hear your son is okay after a scare, it's horrible when you're kids are ill! :0


Jenny said...

These are really lovely Dana. Great colours, very cool and calming. I bombed out of GYPO this week...but hope to catch up! :)

Concetta said...

Oh I do like these colours! And I want you to know that you have been awarded a Stylish Blog Award. Go here to find out about it! Well deserved! xx

Beverley Baird said...

These are both lovely. I love the colour combinations and design aspects. Looks this has been an excellent course!

Susan said...

Hi Dana, Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my artists & income angst post. It's comforted that I'm not alone in that worry & fret - I'm hoping that developing my children's art I might make enough money to support my other more experimental venture's. I love your work, so loose & painterly I am the Queen of planned, controlled and tight which is why I need the other side to exist. I'm thrilled with our GYPO course - thrilled.

much love from les Gang in Nova Scotia xo Susan

AG Ambroult said...

I thought I left a comment for this post already, lol.
Anyway, I love what you're up to, and how these colors are a departure for you, yet there is no mistaking that they are done by you. I quite like those colors together, and would say that you rose to the challenge!