Friday, September 14, 2012

afternoon in the studio - evening at home

I spent a couple of hours in the studio this afternoon, fleeing the house before I started bouncing off the walls.  Too much time in one place, but my dining table is clear -- for the nonce, at least.

I brought home a pile of possibilities (the inventory is getting low, and then I keep buying the same color families again and again.  On my laptop, these colors are very accurate; I don't know what anybody else sees.  I am not dealing with the composition or placement at this moment; just the color of the background.  In the meantime, I am putting this aside and getting back to something else.







I went to an art opening tonight which made me want to come home and do something interesting, but this is about as interesting as it got.  Done for the evening!

13 comments:

Del said...

Thanks for trying the dark - doesn't work, does it?
I sort of like the grey, however, the gold seems to make the colors pop the most. Happy holiday weekend with your family. Love,Del

FaithTraveler said...

Quite interesting actually Rayna!! Hi!! How are you doing? I miss you!

Marianne said...

J'aime bien le troisième et peut être le dernier, bon weekend

Eva said...

Now I can't decide what I like more, gold or burgundy #2... Both are smashing.
Happy celebration, Rayna! I'm printing new fabrics. And I put one of your prints in a frame. Will show it on facebook, I you kindly give permission.

Nina Marie said...

wowsy you can really see how changing the colors changes the feel of each composition,. What a great way to show the effect of color on a piece!

Vivian Helena said...

looks like great fun... Just put the piece I did in a Pre Showing for Sierra Art Trails..Reception tonight.

Sylvia said...

I am partial to the gold. It has a nice contrast to the piecing. Nice audition!

Diane Wright said...

I'm voting for the second one...my own bias, I guess. The feeling changes with each, of course, making it very personal. 'Bon' weekend.

Michelle C said...

I love that long purple piece on the left side: the center piece looks yellow when placed on orange, and looks orange when placed on yellow! It amazes me that you can make even chartreuse look good.

Jean S said...

The orange and pink makes it sing on my screen.

Lisa said...

I love seeing how the pieces change with each background. Some make it sing and others make it fall flat. I really like the orange but it might be a bit bright in real life - not sure. The second one is very nice. It helps make it grounded but adds a little to the color as well.

HollyM said...

I really like the second one too. Glad it's not me trying to decide! It is amazing how the background color changes each one.

Francie said...

What a cool experiment - amazing how the background can make such a difference. I really like the red... but then I love anything red! The reddish-purple (#2) is nice, too