Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Monday marked the twelfth and final "unveiling" in our second series for the 12 by the dozen group. Every three months for the last three years, we have set a challenge for ourselves: to make a small piece (8.5 x 11) highlighting a particular colour. This quarter, Dianne chose "yellow" as our theme, and I decided to work from a photo taken on my holiday last fall in the south of France.

For this entire series, I have created Cityscapes in a rainbow of colour. It is satisfying to look back and see the whole collection.

Haut-de-Cagnes, 11 x 8.5
I think the sunny yellow conveys some of the warmth of my experience in the hillside town of Haut-de-Cagnes. Paired with the blue of the sky, it's a typical Proven├žal combination. Hand-dyes and commercial prints were both used, with a little water-soluble pencil for shading.

To see the other responses to the challenge, please visit the group's website.

Our next series will require us to take our inspiration from a chosen artist, and to work in a square format. It will be fun to see the twelve individual responses to the first challenge, so different from what we have done in the past.

photo taken in Haut-de-Cagnes, September 2015

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