Color is one of my favorite subjects to talk about
and play with!
What would this world look like without color?
Never mind... I don't want to think about that!
This is my new block design -
The Dogwood is one of my favorite blooms.
And living in North Carolina - I love seeing these trees bloom beautifully in the spring!
When I printed these blocks I decided to start with yellow and see how many color combinations I can go through to get to black.
At printing time I only had the colors:
yellow, blue, teal green, tiny bit of pink and black left
Here's some of my photos while I was printing-
Yellow and Blue make this lovely Sage Green color.
Blue with a touch of Pink make this Purple.
Can you see more pink in the top left print?
I didn't clean my brayer until I was finished printing.
I wanted the colors to blend.
This photo is showing how my colors started from left to right.
This printing thing is addicting!!
Now... time to add watercolor!
Take a look at how different the print looks by using different colors inks from the printing process!
And the watercolors are not exactly the same.
But each card has a different feel.
Subtle vs. Bold
Delicate vs. Firm
Bright yellow with a soft pink and a touch of blue
is a nice color combination!
I love the blue and pink together with the green ink too!
Each set side by side look so different!
I tried to keep the color more intense at the center of the bloom on this set of cards.
I tried to keep the petals more without color on the set of cards.
When I was designing this block, I thought at one point I should redesign it.
Then I realized I was over-thinking it and just went with the design I had already started!
So happy for once - I didn't let "analysis lead to paralysis"!!!
sharing my love of color and color combinations on this artist holiday,