Friday, February 22, 2008

January BJP

Well, I sure have learned alot about painting with beads!!! Using watercolors, acrylics, etc., I had no clue how many beads you'd need to get the shading, tints, colors and texture that I'd want as a painter! I just don't have the money to buy every single bead there is, & by gosh, ya just can't mix 'em like paint! So, what to do...I guess become an impressionist, abstract artist, something! Anyway, here's my work tray:
Not sure if it shows my limited palette & size of beads, but I'm learning to make do!!! After all, this is just my "feeling" of emerging from a cocoon into the new year, so it doesn't have to be realistic!
Here's a couple of close ups to give you a better id

Hopefully I'll be done with January soon so I can finish February before it's over. That is one benefit of not feeling well! I have a wonderful, relaxing project to do while I'm getting well on the couch! :)


KV said...

This is going to be awesome, CC!

Kathy V in NM

JoTee said...

As always CC your artwork is spectacular & I sure hope you are feeling better soon..& that your computer is home soon.

Robin said...

I'm glad you're not too ill to bead... wouldn't that be awful?!

I think you're doing VERY well with the shading, CC, even with your limited selection of beads!

One trick I've learned is that you can achieve the appearance of shading by mixing two colors together. For example if you have blue and green, but you want blue-green (a third color), you can fool the eye by intermingling the two colors. Hope that's more clear than I think.

Robin A.

CC said...

Thanks all!
Sorry I'm getting to this late, but that flu bug was nasty! are always so encouraging! Thank you!
Jotee...Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoy my art! I am feeling better, but it may be awhile before the computer comes home from the hospital. They're gonna try to save data & give it a new drive. Poo.
Robin...Oh, I couldn't stand not being able to do something! :D
Thanks for the hint on fooling the eye with beads. I'd learned that in art school with paints, but never had to really practice with it. So next time I need a different color, I'll have to try it out! Thanks also for starting this project! I'm amazed at how much I've done & learned since June! Wow!
Warmest aloha to all!