Monday, November 5, 2012

Working in Black and White and Grey

The Black and White challenge this month for the Artist Journal Group at Bizzy B coincided nicely with the Fall Fearless and Fly challenge at Artists in Blogland. Anyone who knows me in real life or from this blog will know that I tend towards vibrant colours in my life and in my work.

I had fun trying out different brush strokes with black coloured gesso in this little hand made journal, but when I tackled the back cover colour snuck in.

I'm curious to see what wil happen when it is time to do the front cover and if I will need to add my usual blues and turquoises when I start journalling the inside pages.

My Life is not lived in Black & White or even 50 shades of Grey
I'm linking this post to Creative Every Day and Art Journal Every Day and Fall Fearless and Fly.

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you'll leave a comment. I love to hear what you think.


Tammy Vitale said...

Came over to visit from AEDM - these studies in black and white are really fascinating. What a neat idea for stretching your creativity! Thanks for sharing!

Marie Young (Young Creative) said...

Love your explorations, but I know what you mean about missing colors. My next clay guild challenge is "monocromatic" and I'm having a tough time with shades of a single color. I need a "pop."

Carolyn Dube said...

I am with you about the color thing! With this Fall Fearless challenge I have been playing around in B & W more than ever. Some of it good, some truly ugly. But I keep learning more and more as I experiment. Love love love your quote!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the motion in the B&W studies. And the last one made me giggle.

Jessica Sporn said...

you achieved such wonderful texture with a limited palette. And smiling over your quote... Thank you for joining Fall Fearless and Fly this time around. I know the black and white was a really challenge!!