Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My first crowd-sourced title, and an (awesome) palette infographic

"Orange in Hiding"
8 x 8"
oil on canvas

Have I told you how much I love my new phone? I took every single picture in this post with my new iPhone 5. I can't believe how much more I'm able to share, having a good camera on my person at all times. It's incredible to me, and I hope you are enjoying it, too!

I discovered another huge perk of modern-photo-technology-slash-social-media today when I could not think of a title for this painting. I mean, come on: I put together all these excellent progress illustrations, I painted the darn thing - I've got to get creative with the title too?! I may be 50/50 when it comes to left vs. right brain, but my left side was out of the office today. Long story long, my Facebook crew hooked it up! "Orange in Hiding." Thanks!

The colors I began with. Click to see it bigger - I made a new palette out of plywood, which I have no idea if I like yet. When I make up my mind, I will do a full post about it. 

 A progression. The real take-away here is that I begin my drawing in paint using the same color I toned the canvas with, and as I get happier with the drawing I firm it up with progressively darker colors. Easier than erasing!

I'm running out to figure night....so, breathlessly, signing off!


Sue Marrazzo said...

Great PosT...Nice colors in this painting!

Christine said...

I love this painting...composition and colors!

Kathleen said...

Beautifully done! Great post, great title, great idea to ask your creative Facebook crew for help!:)

Linda Hugues said...

I really like the way you start this; sketch with the tone color and then add colors. Makes sense!

Horst said...

I like your enthusiasm, it's contagious, great photos.

Sarah Sedwick Studio said...

Thank you all for the comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wonderful little piece: the angles and shapes, colors and textures give a lot to explore.