Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Week of Color, Day 2: 'Orange'


affirmations journal - 'open'

I'm just under the wire with this entry for the color ORANGE (and I think I'm really ready for some yoga myself right now, lol ) I struggled with this entry for some reason - I can't really put my finger on it except to say that I felt distracted a bit and the background wasn't coming together no matter which way I approached it. How do you handle inner distraction - do you find it easier to just give in to it, or plod on and hope it resolves itself? What is your process regarding bkgds - do you get most of it done, then do your main subject? Maybe you work each a little at a time until it's complete? I'd love to hear how you approach that!

We are now finished with Day 2 of the weeklong COLOR prompt by Misty Mawn for her January Art Journalers Group. Another great challenge Misty - thanks! I'm looking forward to the next color tomorrow which I believe is GREEN.

By the way, my GIVEAWAY of a fine art print ends tomorrow. Simply share your affirmation/s for 2009 to enter, the link is HERE. Good Luck!

12 comments:

PeregrineBlue said...

Laura, I love it. Don't add anyhting to it. It is perfect as it is. These journal pages are really turning out something, I have been following Pam's on Flickr and they are awesome too.

Nicole Austin said...

lovely! just lovely! this is how i feel when i do yoga. open and refreshed. backgrounds are something i struggle with, too. i usually do the background first in acrylic or adirondack color wash, layer over it with collage, more paint/ink, pens, watercolor crayons, etc. i feel like i've got a background process down pretty good, but now i need to work on the "finishing touches" and knowing when to walk away. ;)

nicole

joanne said...

this is just unbelievably gorgeous...from the color to the warrior to the letters to the butterfly...so much symbolism and such an amazing feeling of calmness and power when i look at this...i am enchanted by the detail in her arms and her feet...

Tina said...

This image is just wonderful. I'm in love with the shape of the body, the reach of the arms, the weight on the forward leg. The lines are fabulous.

Regina said...

beautiful page! The composition is so strong. The contrast between the almost geometric formation of the woman against the soft curves on the arched windows is very interesting. Usually the woman would be soft and curved and the architecture would be the strong, geometric form. I also love the way you used the color.

Anonova said...

That's some lovely, rich colour! Great piece.

blendedcolors said...

i felt the same way about my green page... i don't think it really came out how i wanted it to. and green is my favorite
your page is so good!

♥ milliande said...

beautiful ..i do love the balanced letters on her arms ...
♥ milliande

kt said...

i love the pose and the energy! kt

nelda ream said...

This is really beautiful. Great color and composition and symbolism.

artlover said...

I love the balancing act!

Mariettexox

studio lolo said...

orange was always my least favorite color until I saw this!!
It's fantastic laura. Just stunning in every way. I love the simplicity of the background amd the balanced letters. Awesome!!