Thursday, 23 July 2009

mixing

...colours for a screen print


I could spend hours doing this. Starting with one colour, adding a lit bit of another, stirring it up, watching what happens. Then starting a new tub, a new colour, adding a drop of this a drop of that, then a bit from the other tub, trying to get closer to what I want (as if I know what I want!) Rubbing a blob on the paper, letting it dry, adding a bit more brown/blue/gold/magenta/white. And I'm constantly surprised by what the colours do to each other, how unexpected the changes are to me. I'm trying to learn from this process but there are so many variables aren't there, perhaps I should stick to just a few to mix together...




Varying combinations of... black, white, paynes grey, burnt umber, cobalt blue, gold powder, cyan. Reminds me of the colour cards I seem to've been looking at a lot lately. Trying to decide what colour to paint the hall...

3 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lovely lovely tones

acornmoon said...

Your paint samples look very interesting in themselves. I am seeing book covers!

Sarah said...

I think I like the testers better than the finished prints!