Another print I made using Fulton Sim's techniques. Find his videos on YouTube by searching “ArtWhisperator88”.
I went to the "Indigo" exhibit at the Botanic Gardens this week with my friend Victoria Eubanks, a wonderful and talented encaustic artist. I have to say, I was not impressed. There were only 2 pieces of art that intrigued me and this is one.
This piece is from the artist Theresa Clowes. Her website is not very informative since many links don't work, but I loved this piece since it was so lacy and had different textures that created so many shadows on the wall that gave it a 3-D feeling. It was quite large and I couldn't imagine hoe she made it, transported it, and then installed it.
Indigo is all about transferring this color from plants onto fabric or into mediums for painters. But this exhibit didn't show the depth of the history of uses of Indigo or all the mediums that used this color throughout the centuries. While I was disappointed, I will go back to see other exhibits at this gallery since prior to this, they have always exceeded my expectations.
I just got it last week so weI've been interested in color for many years but sometimes, especially with acrylic paints, I have trouble combining different colors into a pleasing palette. It's easy when just using analogous colors (colors adjacent on a color wheel). Or, using tried and true color schemes like triads, etc. But I always felt there was more to choosing a palette and thanks to my sister-in-law, also an artist, she turned me on the this "Color Box" by Sarah Renae Clark.
I just got it last week so my plan is to swatch all my acrylic paints (currently they are swatched by brand, not by color) onto cards so I can quickly find the colors I need to create these palettes. Even though I have a LOT of paints, I already know I don't have the exact colors I need. This means I need to figure out how to mix my paints to achieve the result I'm looking for. So this will be a challenge! Something that I'm up for!
If I have the courage, I will post my efforts next week.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!