Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Creative Colour Workshop

Yesterday saw the start of Christy Tomlinson's one week mini course 'Creative Colour Workshop'......I managed to watch all the Day 1 videos.....and,was again, completely inspired by them.....couldn't wait to start on a canvas today.
Christy's instructions were to choose colours you don't usually work with......and for me....that is probably orange and yellow.....I never wear those colours either....though I do love sunflowers.
I glued on an assortment of yellow and orange papers....and then toned them all down with sand and cream acrylic paints....before adding some stamping.
 Christy had made her flowers from Sculpey clay......but I used fabric.
The final touch was some buttons.......and a couple of shrink plastic butterflies.

17 comments:

Margi said...

Jacky, I am totally in love with this piece of art! Love the colors and the dimension, very kewlio!

Kathyk said...

Jacky this is splendid - you should work with those colors more often mate!

Kathyk

Maria Ontiveros said...

Jacky,
That's beautiful!!!
And I'm smiling ear-to-ear thinking about how much your art has evolved! Yet at the same time it is still so beautifully and perfectly you!
Love it,
Rinda

Jane said...

I'm always quite scared of doing something like this but admire people who do, it's beautiful

Karen said...

Wow Jacky that is quite beautiful.

Sian said...

I'm another one who enjoys watching how Christy's classes push you creatively.

I took a colour class from her a couple of years ago; and I kind of reckoned this one would be a bit of a rerun. I think I was wrong! It sounds fascinating

Scrappi Sandi said...

Absolutely gorgeous work Jacky...I love your fabric flowers & I LOVE these colours...so warm & sunny!

Cheri said...

I'm amazed at how quickly you got that done Jacky! I watched all the videos and just HAD TO HAVE that issue of Somerset Life. So just returned from a quick shopping trip where I got the magazine and some paint to do the same color scheme Christy used for Day 1.

Cheri said...

P.S. I like your fabric flowers way better than Christy's sculpey ones! Great job!

Becky said...

I love the colours you have used and the flowers are great :)

Sandra said...

Oohh how I do love this

Amy said...

I always find yellow and orange tricky too Jacky, and yet I love them visually! I love what you have done, the tone of the colour is just lovely and, as a whole it is a beautiful project.

Alison said...

Love this Jacky...your flowers are fab!
Alison xx

Fiona said...

Wow, this is fantastic, love the flowers.

alexa said...

Love your fabric flowers - they are so soft and natural looking! I have enrolled but not had a minute to look at the videos yet - arrgh!

Elizabeth said...

Orange is my favorite color, I don't use it much but I love the feeling of that color. Your fabric flowers are wonderful. Maybe you could do a tutorial on how to make them one of these days?

Ginger said...

Agghh I haven't even started watching the videos I'm afraid at how behind I am! Well Christy looks like she has created another great class based on your beautiful canvas!!