Friday, June 06, 2008

Living In A World Of Color

Living In A World of Color

Yesterday I spent the morning having a little fun, ok actually lots of fun. It was really hot here so I took my paints outside and painted on muslin.

Here is one finished piece. It really is much more defined in the colors and brighter. No matter how many pics I took with my camera I could not capture the real look of the piece. I am surprised with what I did bc color is a real struggle for me.

Now here is a favorite color - orange. I mixed red and yellow with a little pink. Using a sponge brush I worked the paint out to the edges. Then I wrote words on the wet fabric with white fabric paints. This piece makes me so joyful. I can't help but smile when I look at the colors.

What color are you seeing in right now? Is it true colors represent and evoke certain feelings?

I love this quote by Louise L. Hay "The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences." One chapter in her book titled "Success" says "Every experience is a Success". I think I will begin to look at experiences more that way than whether or not they are a failure. A failure is just another opportunity to learn. "Everything I touch is a success," is a great affirmation to keep before us.


Noel said...

Dove, your fabrics are beautiful..the first one looks like a beautiful sunset at the beach, after a nice warm sunny day and the second one I see passion....your firey passion for Christ!
I'm learning too that failures are just another way of doing!

Jacq said...

I like your fabrics. I'll be waiting to see what you do with them.

Sue said...

Orange has never been a favorite color for me, but the shading in this piece is beautiful!