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COLD WAX AND OIL, complementary exercise

MODULE 4 Complementary and b&w

This really was challenging for me. I don’t have a lot to choose from, so after a lot of search online for complementary colors I ended up with Alizarin Crimson and Viridian. The green I like, but the scarlet and grey mix, I right out and frankly hate. This exercise is aiming to not only ugly but to absolutely awful, and then I started painting with lots of negative feelings. The strangest things happened during the process though. When I had worked these colors by shifting, dragging, drawing, pushing and scraping for so long that I had to stop because everything became sticky and muddy, I realized that I had learned a lot after all during this exercise. Not only did I find some of the combinations interesting, I actually liked some parts of the paintings quite a lot. Hm, bad feeling turned good in the end 🤭🧐🙂

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Monochromatic exercise

I am so lucky to have joined Pamela Coughey’s online course in this fantastic medium. It is a whole lot of information and a lot to learn, but ooooh, is this fun, great fun!

And the left over paint went into new projects, many actually, a lot to play with at a later time!