Friday, 8 May 2009

I've Got The Three Colour Blues


If you're familiar with my work you'll know I'm Colour Crazy and overdose on it probably far too much for a lot of people's taste. I just can't help it! I remember an art tutor saying to me that my paintings were like "everyone shouting at once"!
Today I thought I'd try a different approach. Instead of following my instinct with no particular plan of which colours are suitable, I decided to try a few little sketches using only 3 colours for each. Oh my goodness what will -power was needed. Once I get my brush loaded with luscious colour it's like a drug!

But I've now got a newly found love for paynes grey. Who'd have thought it? I don't really have the Three Colour Blues. Today I have control and restraint...
and I kind of like it! :)


7 comments:

Buskitten said...

I like it too Jessie! Especially the kitcat in bed, that's so lovely! Good topic for IF this week too!

Julia Guthrie said...

LOL I like the way it was described as everyone shouting at once! :)
Each to their own, I say! I love colour too.
But these 3 colour paintings are equally lovely :)

PG said...

There is a lot to be said for self restraint in colour...it's a good discipline! (Ask Arthur Rackham)

skippinginthemeadow said...

Hi Jessie
So glad to see you over at my place, many thanks fro the lovely comment. Good to fing someone with lots in common.
Your artwork is fantastic!!
I have beeen really enjoying looking at it.
I will definitely come and visit you often too. Must put you on my list, hope that's ok.
Warmeat wishes for a happy (and hopefully sunny) weekend.
x
Sumea

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks Liz, it;s based on my daughter's cat who thinks she's human.

Thanks Julia :)

Hi Gretel, Arthur Rackham is my hero and would be pleased with my self control!

Hi Sumea, thanks for coming over to visit :)

joanne May said...

Hi Jessie,
I have just found your blog through Karen's site (Moonlight and Hares). I'm now following you!:)
I love your little fox in the blue coat and your other magical illustrations.
Best wishes Jo.

kathy hare said...

love it.. especially the girl on the hill..