Saturday, August 14, 2010

Creative Colour Challenge Week 2

These last two weeks have been just crazy busy! This is going to be the first weekend in 2 weeks where I will finally have time to paint and catch up with my creative world.  It feels like it's been eons.

Last night after a late dinner, I stayed up till 3am watching movies and painting my new piece for the Creative Colour Challenge.  This weeks colour was "raspberry red" - one of my all time favourite colours to work with! This turned out to be kind of ironic however as I had a lot of trouble with this one.  I'm not sure if it was just the last minute timing of it all or just anxiety in general after a long work filled two weeks.  I felt totally blocked creatively and had no idea what to do with it! I am glad that it is over with and I'm happy to get back to my normal schedule. 

I hope my frustration with this piece isn't too obvious, it turned out better than I thought it would ;)

Here's one of the pics I have posted to the group on flickr:

Acrylic ink, rhinestones on canvas
4" x 4"

So that is that for this week and for my baby canvases. Wish me better luck with next weeks colour, I'll find out what it is tomorrow! Good luck to the rest of you who are also taking part in the challenge! I am definitely finding it "challenging"! :)


  1. man, you are so productive! I love how you can whip up a piece in a day or so! very inspiring... btw, I can wait to buy a print of the butterfly when you finish it & post it on Etsy. :)

  2. Thanks guys! ;) The more I look at it the more I like it - which is great seeing as how I wasn't too fond of it at all in the beginning!

    K8, I can't wait to FINISH the butterfly mandala, lol! :D Thx again!

  3. I'm slow off the mark this time. I saw this when you first posted it, exclaimed 'Wow!' and adored it immediately, wanting tell you as much asap, only to get sideswiped by real life. So here I am after several dozen views of your work (it has been open in my browser for days), the kids are both asleep (thank goodness), and yes, I love this.

    The three-dimensionality (is that a word?) you've given it with the subtle shades of red along with the charcoal is what has this leaping off the page, I think. It stands out wonderfully. And there is movement in the lines, it practically vibrates with energy.

    I also like the different view when you tip it on its point. This is as inspiring as your first challenge answer. I love it.

    (who wishes she could respond immediately, but can't :( )


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