Saturday, 13 June 2015

Summer of Colour - Wk 1

The colours for this week are two blues and a green.  I was afraid this was a bit unexciting for me, but by mixing my own blues and by making a nice bright green, I felt the colour addict within me was satisfied.

I mixed ultramarine blue with a little paynes grey for the darker blue, then I  mixed cerulean blue with a little white for a contrasting blue.  For the green, I used pthalo turquoise with lemon yellow.









Sketchbook - Finished
I decided to work in my sketchbook and on a small canvas (10" x 15"), the sketchbook is finished, but the canvas has more work to be done on it.




















The Canvas - Work in Progress

49 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

great job! :D

great shades of blue and green you used :)

Rolina said...

Thanks Jennifer, I am madly behind this week, glad to scrape in before the deadline, phew!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

same here, been so busy(no idea on what tho lol), behind on everything tho :p

Tina Collins said...

Fab, really like the sketchbook versions of the recent work.

Rolina said...

Thanks Tina, I am enjoying exploring these drawings on top of paintings, it is very meditative.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Really, really nice. The colors are so vivid and dramatic here!

Rolina said...

Thanks Mary Ann, it is the pthalo turquoise, it is very powerful.

Denise said...

Beautiful,bold and bright.So pretty : )

Kristin said...

xo

Nancy Chan said...

I find mixing of colours is very interesting even though I am not an artist. It is very exciting to see the end results of the mixing of colours.

carol edan said...

Love your idea of using 3 colors... each week... + the mixes
Very dramatic!!!

SMV said...

Rolina, these are, as ever, just beautiful. I imagine your paints getting excited when they see you approaching as they know, if they are chosen, they will be beautifully and vibrantly presented.

CERULEAN said...

Wonderful sketchbook pages. Love your boundaries series on your website. - eric

johanna said...

love both - the Colors are lightning!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I cannot wait to see your finished canvas! I love what you have done so far! And your sketchbook work of art is awesome! I think you used the first week's SOC colors in an amazing way!

helena said...

fabulous bright colours and vibrant pieces

Christine said...

Lovely pieces, the canvas is already beautiful!

ULKAU said...

It's fantastic! I like your grafical style of painting very much! Ulrike

Halle said...

I love this!! Gorgeous use of the colors!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is so special.. I adore it! Looks fab!

Linda Kunsman said...

fabulous take in the challenge-LOVE the compositions and rich, vibrant colors!

Chris Lally said...

Yummy colors. You make it look so easy. Good luck with the series, Rolina!

Mellowood Gallery said...

Well done Rolina! I never thought of mixing to make my colors but I will keep it in mind for the next few weeks. Your color choices work well together and I look forward to seeing the canvas when you are done. Happy creating!

judithwesterfield said...

My favorite is the sketch book. So can't wait to see the finished painting. Rich color mixing!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Beautiful shades of the SOC colours.

Karla B said...

Wonderful pieces!

Carol said...

Great colors and I love both works ♥

LonettA said...

Beautiful picture in your sketchbook! I like your style! The canvas looks wonderful now and I´m dying to see the finished work!

Joanna said...

Wow, these colours are so clean, fresh and bright! Super artwork, both of them.

Deborah Weber said...

Lovely! Happy SOC.

denthe said...

Really beautiful. I especially like the sketchbookpage!

Lorraine said...

I really love them both. Kudos to you for doing two beautiful works.

Giggles said...

Stunning work...I'm in love with how you did these and the way you use colour!!

Hugs Giggles

Neena said...

I love the bold colors you mixed. I really like your canvas.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ahhhh.... lovely!

Jessica P said...

Glowy green!!!! Love!!!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Both turned out fantastic, Rolina! I especially love the sketchbook. Very cool!

Susan Carol said...

Stunning in every way!

JackieP Neal said...

Rolina, thank you so much for your visit!!
And mostly, I adore your abstract pieces- just gorgeous- absolutely would find these hanging in my home! xo

JackieP Neal said...

Rolina, thank you so much for your visit!!
And mostly, I adore your abstract pieces- just gorgeous- absolutely would find these hanging in my home! xo

Caz said...

I love the shades you picked, so bright and fun!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Love the vibrant colors you used for SOC!

Mandy McMahan said...

Lovely abstracts. Vibrant1

mandysea said...

The colours you've mixed and your result in the sketchbook are quite dramatic together... creates a mood.

Kristin Aquariann said...

Brightly beautiful color choices!

Linda said...

Very beautiful, Rolina, and I love the colours!!!

Rolina said...

Thank you all so much!

missy k said...

I love what you have done!

Karen x

Giggles said...

This is so gorgeous!!

Hugs Giggles