Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Unpredictable Blues

I've been trying out a few more ideas with indigo. The ombre was part of our last class lesson and I was trying for a nice even gradation of values.

I had plans for this one that did not work out, but I will try to get what I'm after using another method.


And a cloudy moon - not quite what I was after, either!


I also dipped this leaf print the other day after not using the vats for some time and got a mixture of turquoise and green - although what's pictured here is wet and more vibrant than the actual colour. The leaf prints really darkened after dipping, too.
The unpredictability of the vats ensures my ongoing curiosity about what will happen next?

9 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love your results...so wonderful!!! Peace, mary helen Fernandez Stewart

Nancy said...

I like the fuzzy moon! And the leaves...3 wanderers walking away in a rainstorm :)

Martine said...

i do leve your cloudy moon..........

deanna7trees said...

i love that last one...like shadows in a body of water. you've got some beautiful pieces here.

Yvonne said...

Mary Helen - thank you!

Nancy - love your description!

Martine - thank you - I was trying for an ombre moon, but at least I can hide behind the clouds :)

Deanna - thank you - the colour was a surprise!

shiborigirl said...

nice ombre and moons- seems you stopped posting over on the forum. i seem to have problems commenting on blogger so this may not take...

Yvonne said...

Hi Glennis - I'm glad your comment did take! I did try to post this unsuccessfully and then got busy and forgot. I will check the forum again.

joe madl said...

oh, yvonne, your indigo's are amazing and beautiful! i am just in love with your unexpected cloudy moon!

Yvonne said...

I appreciate your enthusiasm - thank you!