Monday, June 9, 2008

Happy with this Palette




I am enjoying the richness of this color palette, one that is new for me. So many of my collages have had a pastel background and I find that it is fun to work with 'gutsy' colors (as my high school art teacher would have said.)

The design of this collage was also one that 'came to me' as I was drifting off to sleep...I really should keep a sketchpad next to my bed.

The text reads, 'drifting, sailing, carried away with my dreams.' It is entitled 'Carried Away' and is available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko

15 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

Really nice combination. The colors are really rich and dramatic.. the background chock full with interesting textures and values. This is one of my favorite pieces to date - thanks for sharing.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nancy....I have to say that I too love this palette ....your work is so unique and I think I could spot it anywhere...

love that you're spending more time in the studio...and sharing your creations with all of us...

hope you have a wonderful day!!!

hugs
Diana

Leanne said...

I love it!! The colours are sublime!! And I love your 'Open Wings' piece below - perfect! :)

Tracy said...

Ooooh, I like these vivid colors!

Victorian Lady said...

Hey Nancy! I love the new pallete! :) I keep moving my sewing collages around...I am having so much fun with them and they look so good with my little black singer!

Meridth Gimbel said...

Rich really is the way to describe your work. I'm absolutely salivating. I love love love your art!

justagirl said...

Hey Nancy

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog...

I too really love the colours you have in this piece and the layers are fantastic! I usually work in a lighter palette as well and am inspired to step out into more 'gutsy' (good word) colours after seeing this.

I have a note book by my bed as I often get inspiration as sleep is taking me away... but sometime I wake in the morning and think what on earth was I thinking!!!

Thanks again, and take care.

Katherine

enigma said...

i love the palette too! its really compliment each other nicely. great work!

Valerie Lorimer said...

The colors in this are lovely! Very rich.

steve said...

fantastic composition going on here nancy!

Debbie Egizio said...

Love your experiments in these wonderful new colors! Fabulous as always!

murphy girl said...

i totally love this gutsy palette! do more!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

I like how you repeated the circles through out the collage in differnt sizes and colors...pulls it all together.

eBeth

Kate said...

I really do love this palette, too! How fun! Great, dreamy design.

Kate (go Sox)

kathy hare said...

beautiful..