Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 3: OPPOSITE
I cannot lie….
Today’s prompt kinda threw me for a loop. I had this picture of a beautiful peacock plume in my head after yesterday’s fluid experience. I planned and schemed how I would make that beautifully moving color into a majestic bird using various mixed media techniques.
I simply sat with my mouth hanging slightly open, plans thwarted. It took me a minute or two to figure out how to incorporate something OPPOSITE into this piece.
Opposite can mean many things.
- It could be using a completely different material than you did yesterday. For instance markers instead of paint, or fabric in place of paper.
- It could mean working in the spaces that were not covered up through yesterday’s process.
- Or it could even mean working in the same mediums, but in a completely different color group.
…and that is exactly what I did.
I gathered some colors that weren’t anything like what I used yesterday. Some reds and yellows, purple, light blue, and I even took out white and black cuz you never know 😉
I chose to do some mark making (dots of various sizes) on the page in various areas using a color that was opposite of what I was working on. For instance, in the darker blue areas I used white or yellow to make my marks. And in the azo gold – a cool blue. The white space surrounding the fluid wanderings I dotted in a variety of colors since everything is the opposite of white to me.
…and this is the result
I have to say, it no longer looks like a peacock plume to me….more like a sea of stars. A boiling fluid galaxy, shifting and changing as I make my way through it. Hmmmm, it does have possibility.
But – who knows what tomorrow will bring….