Friday, 15 February 2019

Exploring yellow...

Another piece for this months theme at AJJ  'the colour yellow' which has been chosen and hosted by Rike from Rike's art
As yellow isn't a particular favourite colour of mine its been quite interesting and inspiring seeing how others use the colour.

This week I had a little play with my watercolours trying out different colours to go with yellow and quite like this result of using a mix of quin rose/quin lilac and claret. 
I finished off with some scribbled doodling in black to outline flowers.
I then scanned my painting and had fun with a few digital alterations and overlaid them on a pale yellow background.

 
my original started like this before adding the black scribbled outlines. 



Thanks so much for stopping by...
Happy Friday - Have a great weekend.
Gill x


Friday, 8 February 2019

The colour yellow 2


At AJJ this month The colour yellow has been chosen as the theme and hosted by Rike from Rike's Art

I had a few songs going around in my head when thinking about yellow but decided upon a fun piece to cheer up the miserable wintry days here.   
I painted the 'Yellow submarine - mobile home' and background ( see 2nd image) using Derwent Aquatone sticks and then added the rest of the elements digitally. I used a digi-kit called 'Fantasy mermaids' by Daisytrail. I made the little signpost which says 'Mobile Home for Sale or Rent. For details Apply within'. :)


Last post I mentioned about the decorating disaster with yellow and from comments received apparently I was not alone with that happening.... oh :(
I have since recalled another yellow disaster - where I got covered with green fly while wearing a yellow T-shirt. I was walking by the sea, not even in a garden, and a swarm of them came  across the sea from somewhere. My dear hubby just laughed saying they must have thought I was a flower  :)  - argh!!  

All from me this time..
Happy Friday, have a great weekend
and thank you so much for stopping by...
Gill x

 

Friday, 1 February 2019

The colour Yellow


Spring and autumn are my preferred seasons but it's February and it's a typical  miserable grey and cold wintry day here so I have been dreaming about slightly warmer days and happy spring flowers.

The lovely Rike from Rike's Art is hosting the colour yellow theme at  AJJ  this month and spring is the first thing that comes to mind (other than bananas and custard) when I think of yellow :) so I just had to paint some spring flowers.  
A mixed media piece using - gouache, acrylic inks and Derwent artbars.


Yellow isn't one of my favourite colours as we once spent a weekend,  many years ago, painting a double room a yellowy mustard colour with dark brown ceilings - when that fashionable. When it had all dried properly the colour was totally different than the paint chip sample and than we imagined - it was more of a bright custard yellow and not something we could live with.... so it all had to be painted again.... a pale green if I remember, probably on 2 walls and white on the others.

I finished the remainder of the cards I was making yesterday so I look forward to challenging myself with this colour this month and see if I can grow to like it more :)

the colour yellow theme at AJJ

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I hope you have a great Friday and lovely weekend.
Keep warm and safe especially if you are somewhere cold and icy. 
Gill x