Thursday, April 17, 2014

Art of Green

I like green and use a Pthalo green when mixing colors but it isn't easy for me. In fact green usually gives me fits in most art making. I lean towards a blue green so finding this stark yellow green was a rare find. It is a mixed media piece using paper collage. The second piece is a fabric collage with a mix of paint, fabric and oil pastel. Today I am going to have a good size strip of my hair dyed a teal green ... kind of a way to step into spring and or just for the fun of mixing it up a little ... wish me luck! Meanwhile have fun visiting all the green on Roy G Biv Day!

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  1. Ha, I feel the same way with browns!
    Teal green...... brave girl..... will their be photos?

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    1. Carole, Isn't it funny about color? Yes, teal green, the photo is on the sidebar under facebook. I'm approaching a big birthday and felt a need to play a little!

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  2. Teal green ... wow. How brave you must be! I've never had the courage to dye my hair anything at all - I'm a wimp, I think!

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    1. Charlton, I thought teal green would be somewhat neutral? I am the opposite as I think I have been every color available in a bottle. I think this color is good for 8+ weeks!

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  3. How striking! You are a bold woman! Love it!

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    1. Mary Jo, Thank you! My husband is adjusting!

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  4. Great pieces! I really love the top one. Have you tried mixing Liquitex's Baltic Green with Golden's Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide or Quin Nickle Azo Gold, for green? Gray will also work instead of the Baltic Green. Gives a green not unlike the pea green in your top piece. I prefer yellower greens, I have some phthalo but for me it's too bright and cool. Teal green hair? Wow!

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    1. Connie Rose, Thank you. I keep a very limited palette but I might try the azo gold over yellow ochre.

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  5. Very cool pieces, Mary Ann, and I like the contrast between the two shades of green. One of my students asked me if teachers were allowed to dye their hair green - unfortunately, I can't. Can't wait to see yours, though!

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    1. My reveal is in the sidebar on the facebook page. I live in this very very liberal beach town where different hair color, clothes, haircuts etc are common ... part of the charm here!

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  6. I love that you showed how different green can be - it's not a colour I spend much time with so it was a good reminder. Love the hair tint!

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    1. Fiona, Glad we agree on the green factor ... not an easy color. Right now I'm working with another green piece mixed with blue cloth and still not so easy.Next month I'm in heaven ... blue!

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  7. I have to admit to being a green gal too. I love a green that is the colour of spring moss, green gold approximates it, but I play with it a bit.

    Now I would have said that brave streak in the hair was blue, but there's the computer monitor for you.

    Always love to see what you've been doing! Love the idea of the deconstructed home in the top piece and that looks like pthalo blue in the bottom fabric piece?

    Colour and texture, so delicious!

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  8. I'm partial to the citron green ... adding a little red to green with yellow always makes a clean color.
    My hair has 8 weeks to fade from this teal to who knows what shade!

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  9. WOW, Mary Ann, I want to see this hair of yours!
    Nice work here, as always. -sus

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    1. Susan, I'm over here in the sidebar ... in the facebook badge!

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  10. Love the green and orange colors of the first piece. I hope you post a photo of your new hair color. (I know it will be fab!)

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  11. Oh Jill, I'm not so exciting ... photo on my sidebar!

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  12. Sorry to be so late finally checking out your "green" post - I love the pieces you've shared. It's good to know there's a "right" shade of green for everyone! And what fun to get fresh streaks of color in your hair every once in a while : )

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