Since I am addicted to Cobalt Turquoise, it had to be the first color. That left Cadmium Orange and Medium Magenta to round out the split.
Warm Split Complementary Bear
I have to admit, for the first time in sixty days I found myself....what? irritated? disinterested? irked? vexed? about having to paint the bear today. I can't quite put my finger on the particular feeling, but I do have an idea why I'm feeling it.
- Summertime was not the time to take on a challenge like this. With working full time, household chores, lawn maintenance, garden tending, dog exercise and amusement, outdoor festivals, friendly gatherings, block parties, vacations...you get the idea. Too much to do and not enough time to do it in. At times I just squeak a post in under the wire. I'm eternally grateful to have a partner who's more than willing to pick up some of my slack so I can carve out some time in the studio.
- One of the ideas behind doing this challenge was to learn some things, but with only a day to do a bear, it's just scratching the surface of the concept, and there's no time cushion for any re-do's. Good or bad, it hits the blog, then on to the next.
- On that same note, one day allows no time to explore an idea more fully. I think today's color scheme is quite eye catching, but I've never used these hues in conjunction before, therefore I had no idea what I was doing. The color scheme bears repeating (no pun intended) until I get a better feel for it, but can't do it right now.
- It's 95 outside with a heat index over 100, so maybe underneath it all this whole rant is due to the fact that I'm just an overheated, tired, stressed, menopausal, multitasking crabby gal who needs to turn on the AC, grab a good book, a glass of iced tea, and put her feet up for a few hours.
I feel an ice cream binge coming on...that always cheers me up.