August 04, 2012

July 2012 Creative Color Challenge - Letters It's time for the 2012 Creative Color Challenge! In addition to using the following color palette, the challenge also included the optional use of letters. As you can see, Louise has a very cool picture of mail boxes, so I included the use of the alphabet as well as a quote about correspondence. And here is my submission. The color combo was a bit difficult for me because I "normally" don't care for orange, but since Tangerine Orange is one of the Pantone colors of the year, I have to admit that it's growing on me! Of course, a dress and pinafore had to make it into my design! I have this "thing" about doll dresses...this piece was created in Photoshop. The dress and pinafore feature letters of the alphabet, and although you can barely see, the letter "v" is part of the I included my initials in the design. Layers of color with newspaper clippings are also part of the background. A couple tips while creating in have the ability to turn layers on and off...once I begin to accumulate a large number of layers with my color scheme and different brushes, I begin to turn layers on and off and move some of the layers forward or backward as I create my composition. That gives me the ability to sense whether I need more of one color or not...I also like creating with lots of layers of's just my "thing." As always thank you SO much for stopping by! And be sure to stop by Lousie Gale's blog and check out the other submissions! Hugs and Toodles!

Anita Van Hal

I'm primarily a self-taught mixed media and folk doll artist who lives in the west-central part of North Dakota. I love living the creative life!

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