Thursday, June 10, 2010
Posted on 4:27 PM in by EraserQueen
I am going to start posting Weekly Color Journaling Prompts on my blog; I welcome my Color Exploration Workshop students and anyone else to participate!
Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your work, and I have started a Flickr Group as well: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1402554@N25/
Week #1: The Color Purple
The color purple is great for journaling because it is a color of power (historically it is a color worn by royalty), of conflict (it is a combination of red - an aggressive color, and blue - a soothing color) and of Balance (as again, it is a combination of strong energy -red and soothing wisdom - blue).
For this week I want you to experiment with purple and think about what it means to you as an artist - how do you use purple now? How do you want to use it in the future?
Look at various shades of purple (below are just a few examples) and pick two or three you like.
Combine these shades with some warm colors, like orange, yellow and red.
Now ask yourself: What do these colors make you think of? A massive planet or nebula? a Desert Princess at sunset? Ripe Fruit on a vine? A dress your Grandmother wore? Try to incorporate these colors and feelings into an artwork. I did so here with my Desert Princess:
I have been listening to a lot of "summery" sounding music which I think has inspired this desert/purple feel. A few favorites going around on my iPod have been:
• Mykonos - Fleet Foxes
• Stars and Boulevards- Augustana
• America - A Horse With No Name
• Scar tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
• Desert rose - Sting
Is there any music that you've been listening to that make you think of Purple? Try incorporating the lyrics into your art!