Green. Multiple shades of green. I’ve mixed some shades, and no matter what I do, everything turns similar shades of green. I’m now, therefore, intrigued. How will I create in shades of green, as an artist who loves to use every color in existence on every creation? At least where I live, the year passes with the flora maintaining varying shades of green with purple and brown highlights. So I am familiar with seeing life in green shades. That said, this Stage will present me with an interesting challenge.
My first task was to find every shade of green that I have stock on, five, and along with some yellow blue, mix my variant greens. I’m sorry that I forgot to take a pic of the results, but understand please, that the differences in mixed shades was slight, from one to another. For this Stage, I will actually be better off not color mixing, which just seems like theft to me. ( I know that it isn’t ). I always start a session with color mixing, so that what I create is all my vision.
Right now, I’ve started a couple of canes with the greens that I did mix. One is a butterfly cane and the second is a spiral cane for use in a leaf cane. Before, I was commenting on cool house/hard to work clay. Well, as promised, today is already warm house/loosy goosy clay. Not looking forward to hot house conditions at all. So, canes are resting, as we speak. Also, took ends from butterfly cane to start a pair of earrings, if finger pressure doesn’t crush the soft clay, smh.
This week, I’m planning to spend time making a vessel or two. I also hope to start on a mosaic. Something simple to start. Lastly, there is one other simple cane that I want to attempt. We’ll see if this is too much to do. If so, there is next week.
Peace to you all.