From verdant viridian to emerald and jade.
Throughout March I’ve been playing with mixed media in all the different shades of Green.
March is the time of year we begin to see the outside world springing back to life, new green shoots and leaves. So it seems only fitting that March is the month we explore all things green.
I’d love to say I planned it this way – but it’s a happy accident!
Inspiration is everywhere
Notice the colors around you – at home or work – while you’re out and about.
It’s obvious of course, but the more you look the more you’ll see. These are the details of life that are there for the noticing but slip past us in a world of distractions.
Join me in Pinterest to begin your color search
Show ‘n’ Tell
For TWELVTY this year I’m making a series of small mixed media pieces for each color. They range in size from postcard size (ish) down to really-weeny-small.
At the end of the project I’ll assemble them into some bigger multicolored somethings. For now I’m focussed on one color at a time, and playing with ideas. Every month I’ll share some of my process with you here in this blog.
Here is how my month of green took shape.
Revisiting colors one at a time in this project is showing me how each one has its own characteristics. Green is tricksy with me.
Explore ways to work with colors that are sometimes uncooperative!
Take a pattern and play with new ways to make it:
Stripes can be painted or drawn, cut out and collaged. Stripes can be short, long, straight or wiggly. Mix ‘n’ match!
In life, in art, the details are what I’m focussing on right now.
Especially when using a single color, it’s the little details that bring a piece to life, adding character, dimension.
These are some of my favourite bits I worked on during the month of Green. Some feel like finished pieces, and some might get combined together when I return to them at the end of the year.
For now I’m setting these aside in readiness to move on to the next color: Blue-Green.
Would you like to play?
TWELVTY is a project anyone can join, at any time. It can be as big or as small as you like. It’s yours to make your own. Get your free TWELVTY Guide here
Next month we’re diving into the mermaidy part of the spectrum – the teals and turquoises of BLUE-GREEN!
Hi – I’m Mixy!
I’m a mixed media & textile artist from London, UK.
I love to share what I’m making, and I hope it brings some inspiration to your creative time.
You can see what I’m making on this blog, and in these places too
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