Monday, August 31, 2009

Sparkle in the Summer, 6x6 Oil

I think I mentioned that I was doing this Challenge... well this month's 'object' was sandals!  I thought this subject was going to be the death of me, but actually, I survived.  These are 'going out' sandals for me, and we're just going to say that's a French Pedicure.  I was focusing on color for this, and trying a 'triad' - with the gold from the sandals being the significant color, and the other 2 parts of the triad were the blue-y green (grayed down a bit) and the violet.  Interesting, to me, as I've never really tried this before.

And I don't know if I've ever shared my palette with you, but here we are - I have a rolling kitchen cart that I put waxed paper on about once a month, held in place with duct tape (or duck tape, whichever you prefer).  It takes 2 sheets, one for the top and one for the bottom, and I just tuck the edges in and tape more.  It's easy to clean up.  My colors are (and this is a little enhanced, I usually only have about 7 or 8 colors on it) from left to right: Burnt Umber, Pthalo Blue, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Cad Red Light, Cad Orange, Cad Yellow light, Cad lemon and 3 squiggles of Titanium White.  And those are one of my pairs of Atlas Gloves - super to work with - 'so flexible you can pick up a dime'... really, and with mesh in the back, they are breathable, and don't make your hands sweat.

And this... well, a gift to all of you, tonight's sunset sky.
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  1. Cool
    As always... You rock!

  2. These sandals are fab! Love the new subject matter. And thanks for sharing the palette. Amy and I are painting together tomorrow and I may add to mine - thanks to your inspiration.

  3. love your post tonight! the sandals painting is so nice, also, reading about and seeing your paint set up is interesting too. The sunset was really nice here too, up on the northern part of Ma., my hubby son and I were all jogging tonight for about 3 miles as the sun was going down, it made the yards look orangey at times.

  4. Love your sandle painting, I'll bet this was a challenge. Great idea on the wax paper. What a beautiful sunset, glad you could enjoy it.

  5. You know I love to kick my feet up in this manner! Great painting.... I just love it Kelly!
    Thanks for sharing your palette.... I use freezer paper!
    Love the sunset!!

  6. hi Kelley !!
    what adorable experience was to find your blog today !!!
    i liked very much your works , and the birds on the top .... fantastic !!!

  7. I'm so jealous of you right now, Kelley!

    That sunset is unbelievable! I swear you have the best views from outside your home!

    I've gotta move next to you!!


  8. hi kelley!
    oh the sandals are fabulous! i love the colors and shading!

    just perfect!

  9. Kelley, I love your sandals painting! It's playful and fun! IT seems like you can paint any subject matter! So talented!


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