Imagine designing your artwork without color. That is exactly what I did in my 35 year career working as the lead custom illustrator and logo designer for a publishing company. My graphics were designed in black and white in the art room, with color finally being added at the printing press.
Today I allow color to explode with expression in all mediums in which I work. Watercolor, acrylics, and jewelry. In them I allow color to build it's own relationships . Relationships with adjacent colors, with the white of the paper, and, of course, with my audience. Combining colors in different ways can evoke moods described as, "festive","earthy", "peaceful", "dreary", "harmonious", "fresh" and more. That is the power of color. That is the relationship it has with us. The use of color can evoke our emotions and make us think of a subject in a very new and different way. Regardless of the medium in which I express myself, in it you will find that I honor the gift of color.
My profile photo and images of some of my artwork are below:
* "Conch Shell still life" Use of strong diagonals to draw the eye into the subject using acrylic on canvas.
* "Heron in Rushes" Watercolor on cold press paper/travel journal from a recent trip to Florida. Created using a wet on wet technique to create texture.
* "Koi at Winter Park" Watercolor on cold press paper/travel journal from a recent trip to Florida. Using composition of the subject to create movement.
* Multi-strand Arrowhead necklace with Native mined pipestone from the Pipestone, Minnesota mine, jasper and turquoise.
* "End of the Season" Plein air painting using muted colors to create a mood. Watercolor on cold press paper.
* "Pansies" Wet on wet techniques from a watercolor workshop I taught called Spring Flowers.
* "Koi fountain at Chatham Manor" From a Plein Air event hosted by Friends of Chatham
* "Poppies" Making adjacent colors soar
* "Peacocks by The Fallen Tree" Plein Air painting at Snow Creek Farms.
Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.