Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Haut-de-Cagnes

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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