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Color Just for the Fun of It

February 1, 2014

This collage has some unexpected color combinations. I like to shake things up sometimes.

Vital Signs - Collage, 6x8" on 8x10" Backing

Surprise – Collage, 6×8″ on 8×10″ Backing

The serrated paper on the bottom left  is a piece of a brown paper bag with a coat of thinned white paint and some  quinacridone burnt orange. The pink and blue piece in the center is made up of built up layers of brushstrokes, superimposed with graphite scribbles. To complete this piece, and to repeat the pink and echo the vertical purple strip, I added a tiny geometric printed rectangle from a magazine page. These are crazy colors but I like it.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    February 1, 2014 2:04 pm

    you are right…colours that might not normally be used together, but they work! very interesting piece.

    • February 1, 2014 5:09 pm

      I love doing that. I’m inspired by collage, because it’s the perfect way to put colors together that might not “work” under the usual circumstances.

  2. February 2, 2014 6:10 am

    the colors are great – dramatic! Love them, also

  3. February 2, 2014 11:34 am

    Looks lovely Martha!

  4. February 2, 2014 1:41 pm

    collage is so rich in textures that it certainly helps colours co exist even if they normally would clash. I love collage and I enjoyed this post. Thank you

    • February 2, 2014 4:26 pm

      I agree with you, Fiona. I think the variety of textures and materials makes us respond to colors in a new way sometimes. Glad you stopped in, and thank you for commenting.

  5. February 17, 2014 9:23 pm

    love the varying textures and colors and it all balances out so well. robert

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