Thursday, January 4, 2018

Coloring in 2018

I had some time to play with chalk pastels this morning, and really liked the soft and blended colors. I have some more examples of colored in liturgical calendars on my instagram @la_balbirona with colored pencil, pantone markers and watercolor. You'll notice that all of them use pretty much all the colors of the rainbow, I just can't help it. I have to use them all. I admire a lot of artwork that is very subtle and tone on tone, using just one color in varying gradations to create a very pleasing and harmonious image, but that subtle and self-restrained ability just isn't within me. I think of my work as medieval-inspired, somewhere between stained glass, illuminated manuscripts and a painted gypsy wagon.
Happy coloring, whatever your style!