Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Fearless and Fly: Third Challenge

I finally finished the third challenge for Fall Fearless and Fly.  I like to have prompts to kind of lead me in a direction. 

The prompts for this challenge were:
Headline Prompt:  Triumphs and Defeats:  What do you see as your greatest triumphs or defeats?  What have they taught you?  Which have you learned more from?
Color Prompt: 
Black and white
Quote Prompt:
Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 


You can choose any or all of the prompts for your page.  I chose to use only the color prompt and make a collage using black and white painted papers.  


I enjoyed using only black and white.  It was much different than the artwork I have recently been making.  The collages and art journal pages I have recently made have been BURSTING with color.  I do love color, but this collage forced me to consider shape, line and value more.



Check out these fun places:  Paint Party Friday, Art Every Day Month and Art Journal Every Day

19 comments:

Mitzi Wolfe Zohar said...

Very cool! There are so many tones that it ends up looking 'colorful' like a black and white photograph.

Joanna said...

Lovely black and white collage - I agree with you, being restricted to the two base colours really makes you think.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh you illustrated that black and white beautifully and I recognize the marks as you even without the color! xox

Carolyn Dube said...

You make a very good point about using only black and white- it does make you pay more attention to shapes and lines. As I look at your piece today I can really feel my eye being drawn around the composition! Thanks so much for sharing this with Fall Fearless and Fly!

Susan Being Snippy said...

Love the bits of 'doily' and the hidden word, Magic! Great work! I found that this challenge really stretched my creative juices! Love to see how others have handled the black and white.

kat said...

This is a lovely piece, so very interesting, my eyes kept roaming over it, I love when a piece attracts me so!

Netty said...

Terrific interpretation of the prompts. Happy PPF, Annette x

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Very nicely done. Working in black and white is such a wonderful learning experience for the use of values. you did wonderfully. Happy PPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous achromatic combination of lines and shapes and patterns!
Love it!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

artclubblog.com said...

I love collages, and really like what you did with black and white!

Linda said...

you did a great job with the monochromatic scheme! happy PPF and FF & F!!

The Dog River Cat House Studio said...

I love all the tones and movement in this. Thanks for sharing!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

a black and white challenge is such a great idea and your results are wonderful...xx

Alicia C said...

Incredibly energetic for a black white piece

denthe said...

This is a great collage. love all the different shades ...

Jessica Sporn said...

This is so full of movement and texture. I love it.

Anne Manda said...

Awesome collage, lovely composition, energetic!

Gina Sismilich said...

Love your collage - I love color but need to take a break now and then and enter the world of black and white. It's good to step out of your comfortable place sometimes. Happy PPF

Mary Walker Designs said...

So behind this week Happy PPF!

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