These past few weeks I’ve been working on some new digital art and reflecting on how much energy color gives me.
With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
These are the two pieces I’ve been working on. I haven’t put them up for sale yet in my online gallery, so you are the first to see them!
I am absolutely fascinated by the faces in the droplets. Talk about witchcraft! Even though the two pieces are mirror images, the faces take on such different guises in the two color schemes. I would love to get your feedback… what do you see? Do the two feel different to you?
It’s Whose Blog is it Wednesday, and I’ve found some of my favorite bloggers’ thoughts about color in art.
- I was thrilled to find a blog post by a favorite artist, Sharon Cummings, about this exact topic! I encourage you to read it and bathe in the energy of her use of color: Color Addiction. She is a self proclaimed color addict and I can so relate! Sharon is a painter and digital artist, and her posts about art and life are both intimate and enlightening.
- Another amazing painter that came to mind when I knew I was going to write about color is Laura Carter Art. Please take a look at these lively and joyous explorations into abstract color and wonderful texture in I’m In An Abstract Mood, A Colorful, Lively Abstract Mood. Laura’s blog is so personal and fun, full of adventures with her rather unorthodox family and her journey as an artist.
- I recently found a digital artist who is new to the blogging world. Nharveyart does wonderful abstract designs, in luscious color, using Photoshop. I love how she gives us short tutorials on how she got some of her effects. Nharvey has taken roof tiles and created some amazing work which she shows us in this post: Variations on a Theme. Even her avatar glows with color!
- A post about art and color wouldn’t be complete without featuring something from my art educator blogging friend Y.P. from the Priorhouse Blog. Recently I read her great series about the art of Matisse, O’Keeffe and Rothko. I really like the one about the color red… and about perspective: Swindoll Story (art by Matisse, O’Keeffe, Rothko -Part 3). I wanted to call my first piece, Watchers in Red, but then wondered if people would think I didn’t know what the color red was, so I changed it to orange. Please read Yvette’s post and then tell me if I should stick with orange or go back to red!
As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day. Stay tuned for next Wednesday when I write another mystery post and secretly search my friends’ blogs for related material. It’s a surprise for all of us!
P.S. If you’d like to take an online color IQ test, check this out! HERE