Tag Archives: color

Color is Not Enough

Sometimes I start with color… I think color will be enough, because I am mad for color… But color is never enough. There is the line, and it has a lot to say. Because you can’t read my handwriting: Playing … Continue reading

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Creative Blocks: What does that Nagging Voice Want?

When I am stuck, I play in color and texture. I see where materials take me without expectation. To have the feeling of blah, no vision, heavy, stupid, dim, is hard on any creative. Especially as being creative — at … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas, Week 6

This week I’ve taken care of business — my jewelry business, as I am hoping to wind it down and close shop this year. (If my readers fall in love, note the 40% off using the code “SPECIAL”. Shameless plug.) … Continue reading

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Travel Palettes and Color Mixing Charts

Prepare for a total geek posting. I’ve finally created an entire mixing chart. Who knew what I might learn! I wrote about finding a great deal on a Sennelier travel palette with pan watercolors, above.  I’ve not owned pan paints … Continue reading

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Travel Palette, FINALLY

I love paint colors.  Friends have been pushing me to get serious about a travel palette so I can paint comfortably onsite, and I resist because I love all my colors, especially the transparent parrot colors and earthy mossy greens … Continue reading

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C is for Color: A to Z Challenge

Omigoddess I love color.  I became a painter for many reasons but chief among them is the use of all that delicious glistening wet color.  My current favorites, and I do have favorites in pure colors, are ALL the quinacridones, … Continue reading

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