Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Banner Challenge: My Letter A

Hello everyone out there! Here is my A in the "DREAM" banner challenge that is hosted over at Simple Journeys by sweet Lisa. I have been gone all day and just got back. I can't believe I had my letter finished ahead of time and I still didn't get to post first today! I really love the way this pennant came out. I love to use floral images in my art, and I am a nut about roses. The woman at the rose bush is one of my favorite images too. The other thing that I really like is the style of the A . The D, R, E, A, and M are all the same font (I can't remember the name of it right now), but the A is the most graceful and beautiful of all of the capitals to me. That is part of art to me. I enjoy taking the time to make sure that my pieces all look like they fit together. When I want more harmony in a piece, I use colors from the same color family (like all reds, light to dark) or colors that are next to each other on the color wheel (like red, red-violet, and blue), and to make a piece more exciting you can use complimentary colors (like green/red, blue/orange, and yellow/purple). When I was first learning about color and color theories, I was totally blown away by it. There is nothing else that is so easy to add to a piece as color, and it has a huge impact on the way your art looks and feels. I love to get out my paints and some copy paper and just play, mixing first one color combination and then another. OK, this teacher is finished for today!! Ha ha! I just can't help myself sometimes! Anyway, I hope you like my letter A. Just one more to go! What's next Lisa?

9 comments:

Simple Journeys said...

Mary Lynn, I love the collage effect of your pennants! I love roses too! So, are you thinking we should do more? I just so happen to be working on a graphic for another challenge.....interested?

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

So beautiful and romantic!

Gabrielle Madsen said...

absolutely beautiful!

Silvia said...

Wonderful, love the yellow roses.

katrin said...

yeah - sooo romantic!!! looks fab!!!

stamp and scrape said...

Your enjoyment of this really shines through - this is so elegant. The colours and the roses are lovely.
Ros

chelemom said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! WOW!

Claudilue said...

Fantastic.

Linda said...

Hmm...What is she dreaming about as she smells that rose? That simple word "wonder" is perfect for this banner. I like your talk about colors, too! I have zero art background so find it interesting.