Art (Almost) Every Day (4)

Jan 14-15-16

Well, I’m very happy to say that we’re still both hard at it, and arting every day.  We more often than not do the same, or similar, image, and it’s so helpful to compare the two pieces.  Critiquing each other’s work points out the weak spots, or areas that could be enhanced.

We went a watched a Dolphin Show at the Hilton; it made me sad for the dolphins, even tho this particular group is very aware of how to treat their mammals, and the shows do raise money for valuable research.  Anywayyyy, we then both drew dolphins.


c jan 14


j jan 15

I did a made up, out of my head, flowering branch.  I’m not crazy about it.  I also think that I add too much pen to my drawings, so the first one is without pen, and the 3rd has a bit of pen added:

c jan 15a c jan 15b c jan 15d

Jen did a palm frond and the trunk of the palm tree

j jan 14

Then, lastly, we tried Chris Carter’s Color Scheme Game again.  We drew a similar image 4 times in our watercolor journals.  We rolled the dice twice for each image, giving us a dominant color, and a color scheme.  After the dice rolls, we had 2, 3, 4, and 5 colors, for each of the different images.  These images are very small (2.5″ x 2″), so getting 4 or 5 colors in the image was dang tricky!


c jan 16a c jan 16b c jan 16c c jan 16d c jan 16e


j jan 16a j jan 16b j jan 16c j jan 16e

Well, that’s it for now, it’s happy hour and Crown is calling……..

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4 Responses to Art (Almost) Every Day (4)

  1. Moe says:

    Have been enjoying your daily endeavours. I too have been painting…my kitchen walls. Think I like yours better.
    Keep arting.

  2. Chris Carter says:

    Hi Cher,
    I’m a bit confused about your comment After the dice rolls, we had 2, 3, 4, and 5 colors, for each of the different images.” When playing The Color Scheme Game, the first roll of the die indicates the scheme…. if you roll a one (complements) you will use only two colors. If you roll a three (Cross Complements) you will use only four colors. The second roll of the die indicates which hue will be your dominant color. When you first start playing the game, it is easiest to not worry about a color being dominant. Instead of making sure the color is dominant, simply make sure that the hue is one of the hues in your color scheme. How did you end up with w2,3,4 & 5 colors for each of the images? Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions about the game. Thanks for playing it! Have fun!

    • mckitt123 says:

      Hey Chris, yes, we’re using the dice like you say to in your Color Scheme Game, altho I might have explained it improperly in my post. For EACH of the 4 drawings we did two rolls. The 1st roll gave us our scheme, the 2nd gave us our dominant color. So, for the first image we rolled 6-Analogous with Split Complements, which meant we used 5 different colors, whereas for the 4th image we rolled 1-Complements, so we only had to use 2 colors. Make sense? I am VERY pleased (OK, I’m thrilled and giggling like a little girl) that you commented on my post……

      • Chris Carter says:

        Excellent! Just wanted to make sure you were throwing the dice only twice for each image. I’m happy you like the game. Remember that your background is a shape that plays a part in your color scheme, too. The more you paint, the more fun you will have!

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