Sunday, August 24, 2008

I Secretly Used Mixed Media






These paintings came from an assignment I gave my watercolor students. Paint 2 versions of the same subject using 80% of 4 neighboring colors on the color wheel and 20% of their complimentary colors. Once I had two versions done I couldn't stop myself from doing 2 more. Then I found all kinds of things in my art supply drawer to use on top of the watercolor. So these are mixed media paintings. I just love to say that, because it is one of my goals to use more mixed media in some of my work. Other of my goals include making an important contribution to the field of drawing and finding a solution to end war. Ho Hum....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love these! I hope we don't have to do anything as challenging as 80/20 at Art & Soul. I'm too much of a novice for that. I can hardly wait to have fun, eat chocolate and do some painting.

mdaschel@comcast.net
Michelle D. Oregon

Roberta said...

Hey Barbara...I see you have crossed that line into "mixed media"...congratulations! These doors are a-door-able :-) Very cute, love the use of color, and each one is unique! So happy that you reached one of your goals...you are unstoppable now! Here's to world peace! :-)

Pamela said...

I just love these, wonderful use of color and a neat exercise to explore the use of color.