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Sunday, December 27, 2009

mixed media monday: "least favorite color "

a really hard challenge for me... spontaneously i would say my least favorite color is brown - because i normally tend to use vibrant colors mostly. but then... i can´t say i don´t like brown... it is one of nature´s colors, i LOVE rusted paper and fabric, and many people make wonderful vintage pieces in brown tones...

anyway, i felt the urgent need to use at least a bit of red (distress "fired brick") in this little collage... and i normally wouldn´t have stamped the "first class mail" in "vintage photo" (also distress ink). well, it turned out o.k. for me. i compensated the color choice taking some of my favorite subjects: seeds and insects:))
all rubber stamps from ma vinci



eine ziemliche herausforderung für mich... spontan würde ich ja sagen, meine "ungeliebteste" farbe ist braun - denn normal tendiere ich meistens zu sehr kräftigen, bunten farben. andererseits... ich kann jetzt gar nicht sagen, dass ich braun nicht mag... vieles in der natur ist braun, ich LIEBE gerostete papiere und stoffe, und es gibt ja auch leute, die machen tolle sachen in brauntönen...

trotzdem, nachdem ich "first class mail" in braun (distress "vintage photo") gestempelt hatte (was ich normalerweise NIE machen würde), musste ich für die restlichen stempel (alle von ma vinci) dringend zu einem rot-ton greifen ("fired brick"). na ja, letztendlich finde ich das stück o.k. - ich hab versucht die farbwahl dadurch auszugleichen, dass ich mich für abbildungen aus meiner lieblingskategorie "natur" entschieden habe: pflanzen/samenstände und insekten;)

21 comments:

  1. Johanna, this piece is gorgeous! You would never think that you used anything but your most favourite colour! Diane

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  2. Absolut genial, da passt mal wieder alles zusammen.

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  3. Yes, this IS a departure for you, but I love it anyway!

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  4. This is a really creative and artistic piece. Well done!

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  5. I love the browns and the traces of red are inspired.
    Beautiful artwork.

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  6. oh wonderful!!! I love your least favorite colours!!!!

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  7. This is just wonderful! I love your collage choices and think that you have made brown beautiful!

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  8. I'm not a big fan of brown either...atleast when it comes to art

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  9. Boah wow das ist fantastisch.
    Die Blume ist ein echter Hingucker. Klasse.

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  10. Fantastic, the red compliments the colour so well. Love it.

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  11. Ich finde Dein Werk klasse, Johanna!
    Wunderschöne Collage.

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  12. Well, Johanna, your least favorite colors worked really well in this piece. I think the red goes beautiful in with the vintage look. This really isn't what you normally produce, but it is very pretty.

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  13. I like this piece very much - your distressed"fired brick" is effective.

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  14. I love brown - and I love your brown piece of art! :D

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  15. This happens to be a color I like to wear, but I agree would seldom paint. Lovely work!

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