Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SOC 5 week 4

Red + red + metallic

YES, I love reds so this wil be fun. This were my first reaction to this weeks colors, but then..........
A rose and no greens?......... no. What excactly can I do with two reds and a metallic, and I do allow myself to use white and black/grey in addition. It was hard to come up with something to do, but finally I had an idea coming my way.

Some glas balls would work. I prepared a "canvas", one hard cover from an old book covered with old book pages. My intention was to make two balls in an orangeish red and two in a more pinkish red and the last one in gold. It turned out being a mess and I added red to the gold one too. Not good, so I started a new one.


This time I went for some real marbles, all red but still marbles. And why I didn't think of doing one marbel in gold I can't understand now. It was probably because of the first try, I guess.

While in the phone with a friend I added gold to the background, and regretted it the minute it was done. Wash over with clean water and pick up as much as possible. It is not the result I had hoped for, but I'm not going to do it all over once more.


I will do a piece with marbles again, but then I'll use colors of my own choice. It was much fun painting them, but the background should have been left white. Lesson learned. And as said, why didn't I add another marble and used gold for that?
Except this weeks colors, I've used white and paynes gray.

Good luck everyone! Linking to SOC 5

22 comments:

  1. I love both, Laila! Sometimes we come up with something that was not the results we had hoped for, but it is still very beautiful! And I want to thank you so much for your wonderful comments left at my blog, too! HUGS!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love both of your pieces. x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Both your pieces are awesome Laila. I haven't seen a real marble in quite some time.:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh. don´t we all love marbles... reminders of childhood... i especially love your first Piece very much, the White lightings in the marbles are set perfectly!

    ReplyDelete
  5. they all look so real as if you could pick one up. BJ

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm quite liking them both. And I know exactly how you felt when you added the gold to the second one and regretted it. I did something similar to another project recently and spent way too much time trying to rectify it, but after initially putting all the time into it there was no way I was going to start over. We live and learn, right!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Both of your creations look wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Really love the first entry! We wouldn't grow with our art I we didn't have things we regretted adding or changing:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Both of the projects are great.I love the first one.This time's colours are difficult.I haven't been able to think of a single thing to do yet,but then I am super slow and tardy.:-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I also love red and I thought this would be an easy challenge, until I got into it, of course. You sound like me, where no matter what I tried, it didn't work out well. However, I love the marbles, and of course, I still have some from when I was a child.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Gorgeous work, love the detail!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love especially your red marples! Ulrike

    ReplyDelete
  13. I enjoy the way you take us through your thinking process about what you create. As always you end up with a wonderful little piece of art.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely. Love the shadows also and the print under the red just makes them.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Both are wonderful!I do love your marbles!

    ReplyDelete
  16. very interesting. I never would have thought of using marbles! Great creative idea!

    ReplyDelete