Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Striking Gold..."

...My newest paint order from Daniel Smith
arrived yesterday!!!
I chose some really fun
amazing colors...some are very granulating ...
some are very iridescent!

Here are some color tests...

This first one is scanned...

This one was photographed...Paper too large for the scanner...
(What!? Pre measure my paper???
Now that's a novel idea! )
LOL :)
This one is the digital flip of the one above it.

Even though
most people prefer the colors of my original pieces best...
I still decided to flip one view
to more deeply portray the layering and glazing of color
that happened here....
(Click on the images to enlarge for the best effect.)
The iridescent colors
float magically...like sheer veils...over the base colors.
They shimmer and sparkle and glisten
and take on a life of their own.
Interesting
how it's the little things make
us smile!
I really struck it "color rich" for sure.

"Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives,
and some weave gold thread.
Both contribute to make the whole picture
beautiful and unique."
~Author Unknown

20 comments:

kazumiwannabe said...

Love your tests. You should be sponsorised for testing new colors!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yummy colors. Can't wait to see what they inspire.

Anita said...

I like the digital flip - also the originals! :-) Delicious colours.

owenswain said...

continue to enjoy!

studio lolo said...

You'll be painting some magic with these!!!
Even the tests are wonderful!

Teri C said...

Oh beauteous colors. I love DS the best. I love the inversions always. :)

Jules said...

Oooh Gorgeous colours - I'm looking forward to seeing what you imaginate with them!

Bonny said...

Margaret, you have an amazing eye for choosing colours that sing together and produce such a vibrant chorous of gem-like hues.

I love these 'tests'. What are you going to orchestrate next with these yummy colours???

Gorgeous!!

soulbrush said...

yes, love the colours. vibrant and alive. you are gonna make whooppeee with those. (i have adopted your idea of using quotes and started a blog with photos of maggie finding a quote for each photo.)

Sandy said...

wow, great colors and the flipped one, love the way it turned out...

TERI REES WANG said...

Love that you struck it "Color rich"!

3rdEyeMuse said...

great color test play! I usually lean towards the original versions and only sometimes like the flip even better ... this is one that I really like even more in its reverse form. :)

Vickie said...

Wow! Great paint. I love the iridescent. I need some new watercolor paint. I will consider this brand. It looks like lots of fun to work with. I like your digital flips and the originals.

PAK ART said...

Do you always do your best work at 12:43 am? That's awful late or extremely early but it seems to be working for you. Love the colors.

clare said...

YuM, Yum, YUMMY Margaret! ;)

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

The only thing better than trying out new paints is watching someone else! Any that you particularly liked?

Beth Baxter said...

Oooh, Margaret, iridescent colors will fit in perfectly with your painting style.

seesue said...

I doubt that you could be having more fun. Your colour transitions are lovely.

Chris said...

aMAZing!

Flying Colors said...

Never tried the Daniel Smith watercolor brand. Is it permanent? Well I'll look in my catalog...

But these colors look great and I'm curious about the iridescents.... Have fun painting and looking forward to see what you create :-)