Friday, June 5, 2015

Trying colour backgrounds

The weaving works very well on a white canvas but...I want more. More colour always. So I have tried two different things. First, the blue on purple. I've had these blue bits hanging around for weeks. Never sure about them because they are so pale = wishy washy in my world!

The other day I thought "right purple background is what they need". I used rice paper on the canvas then painted it purple then ...well what often happens with me I DID TOO MUCH. I don't think the splashes of iridescent work. I tried painting over them again and its settled them a little bit. I tweaked the picture a bit in Picasa so it looks brighter. Cheating I know!


I have also been trying red on red. Also not so great. Once again I DID TOO MUCH to the base. I dribbled interference on the red and ended up doing far too much and it looked chaotic and busy so I've painted two different reds over them and the varnished the red cos it looked so flat. Red is a difficult colour to photograph! I still think it needs something but not sure what. Open to suggestions.




Meanwhile I have set up an Etsy shop for the lamp shades. I have 7 waiting to be painted and am experimenting with something other than rice paper. Partly cos I can't find any sellers in Australia and have had to go back to my NZ supplier and get it shipped over, via a friend, from there. 

Thanks for dropping by and commenting. xxx Rosie

22 comments:

  1. Fantastic work, happy PPF, Valerie

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  2. Have you tried different mediums? Maybe the frame around in matte and the squares inside in satin or gloss? Very nice waved pieces! Greetings from California

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  3. The weaving is great. Happy PPF

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  4. I love the vibrancy of the colours especially the purple!

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  5. Weeeeeell, I totally love the red!!! What a great idea and so effective with the weaving!!

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  6. Your work is very interesting and original. The purple and blue one is beautiful, but if you're not happy with it you might try to add some orange to the yellow parts, or even try using some black ink lines here and there. The red one is beautiful as well in my opinion, but it's you, the creator, that needs to be satisfied. Good luck with whatever you decide on doing.

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  7. Intriguing works, Rosie. I think I like the purple best, but then, I am in my purple mode of operation at this time.

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  8. Hi Rosie. I too like the red weave but the purple is just awesome. Very nice work on all. Glad you are back.

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  9. oh Rosie I think the red is gorgeous, its amazing!

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  10. I LOVE the red one especially Rosie! I think you're creating wonderful woven projects.

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  11. Wow! Those are beautiful! I love the weaving...great stuff! Rasz #62

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  12. Wonderful style!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. Well, I don't see anything wrong with either one of them, I think they look awesome!

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  14. Really nice and creative style.

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