September’s Creative Color Challenge – ‘vintage’

The Creative Color challenge for September was ‘vintage’.  If you use the link to pop over to Louise’s blog post you will see the palette she chose.  I read it as grays and gray/blue, but it seems that my monitor may be a little off because she read it as creams and browns!  Oh well, I guess that is called artistic license – ha, ha….

I found the theme of vintage to be a stretch.  I do like vintage, especially clothes and home furnishings.  However, my jewellery style is not vintage, whether it is work that I design and make or work that I admire.  Of course, I  see now that people selling vintage clothes are calling the 1980’s vintage so maybe I just need to bring my idea of vintage a little more into the present!

I decided to get out my watercolors from the rendering class we had to take in the Jewellery Arts program and see what I could get up to with them.  I thought it would be fun to bust out the Payne’s gray.  As well, I was trying to practice not being so heavy handed with the paint at any one time.  Instead, I practiced building up layers of color.  So, here is my interpretation of vintage lace….

"Vintage lace" - mixed media.
“Vintage lace” – mixed media.


Hope you are keeping yourself creatively occupied on this rainy weekend!






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