Corinne maakt

My drawing and painting life

Red, yellow and blue

I’ve started making a series – using only three watercolor colors and a pencil.After doing 4 or 5 I started marking them R-Y-B plus their number.

How did this come about?

I was on holiday. I packed a journal and a small sketchbook. Neocolor crayons (17 colors, picked to make landscape ánd imaginary animals possible), a small watercolor set (12 pans of color), pens and pencils (some washables and ordinary HB, 2B and 4B; and a mechanical pencil). Oh yes, and some washi tape.

Another thing. No one was looking over my shoulder. I didn’t post online. I was on my own with the work and liking it.

After doing larger pieces experimenting with all the material I just playfully put three colors on a sketchbook page. It immediately struck me as a nice thing to do. Make the marks one day – look at them the next – perhaps add some pencil. So that’s what I did here.

RYB July #1

R-Y-B #1 or: Red, yellow and blue number one.

Number 1.

When I looked at the marks I felt a great urge to make a lot of pencil marks, not across but around the paint.

I was thinking of the Iceland landscape I guess, the waterfalls and the energy spilling from the earth.

Or not. 🙂

RYB July #2

R-Y_B #2

Number 2. By this time I was thinking of making a series, but not sure. Perhaps I will keep it abstract. I know it’s hard to make abstracts. I felt the urge to add a sun. I gave in. “Woops. Well. Okay. Tomorrow there’s another day.”

RYB July 30 #6

Number 6. I’ve started adding R-Y-B and a number. I am thinking of abstracts. An abstract series would be nice. But I am not really worrying about making sure.  I see a rabbit in the marks, but I ignore it. I try to ignore it at least at the beginning. Don’t want to make it too much of a representational thing, do I? Suddenly I draw houses. They feel nice. And cloud thingies….

Hahahaha. See, how hard making abstracts can be?

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One comment on “Red, yellow and blue

  1. Jill Kuhn
    August 7, 2015

    Limited art supplies can be helpful sometimes. I like your series here, Corinne! 😊

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