This week's challenge required two pinks and an orange. I almost made it… With a little burnt umber…. I know.... I said almost! I have to say this was another tough one for me. I like the fact that my comfort zone is being stretched with the Summer of Color, but I already broke the pact I made with myself when I started the challenge. I had every intention of using only the three colors - no blacks, umber, or whites. Although many of the other players are using extras, especially black and white, I wanted to try to pull off paintings done entirely with the three chosen colors. That would be great if I chose to paint flowers, or sunrises, or.... flying pigs headed into the sunset... but no. I had a horse on my mind from the start.
When I had reached this point -
I almost threw it in File 13. The screaming pink was doing nothing for me, and I couldn't get any contrast. I'm glad I stuck to it, though. Sometimes in life, that is just what it takes - stick-to-itiveness - and, of course, God's grace!
Why don't you join us in the Summer of Color 5 Challenge? No excuses. Just do it!
I do hope you take the time to
Be still and know that He is God.