Thursday, January 21, 2010

Artful Thursday

I spent a very nice day upstairs enjoying the way the rain clouds made the sunlight flicker and sparkle.

Last night I peeled the paper off the puzzle and painted a thin white coat to seal the cardboard. Today, I started with this:

I started with a limited palette - only four colors.  This gave me a a range of colors that I knew would work together.

I painted the pieces separately, only trying to balance the colors across all of the pieces, not worrying about much else. They ended up like this, but it was lunchtime, so I paused.

After lunch, I started on a second layer - I added white and black, and started adding details and layering colors on top of other colors.

It still needs work - the colors aren't balanced and I don't think I've added enough detail. I'll keep working on it.

What do you think?



Julie Collings said...

great vibrant colors, i like the details you are adding.
i have never even seen an altered puzzle!
happy friday, julie

Elise said...

I love this altered puzzle! What a great idea and I can't wait to try it myself! Thanks, so much, for sharing it! I love the colors!
Have fun creating!