Tuesday, 23 April 2013

IF YOU'RE FEELING BLUE, MAKE A MOO

The theme at Three Muses this week is “Blue Moo”.  A Moo measures 1.1 by 2.8 inches.

I like blue very much but have always found it difficult to make a blue art work , so had the idea of painting a Moo in orange colours then inverting the colours in Photoshop to turn the oranges into blues.  If this sounds slightly crackers, then yes, it was.

Here are the oranges I used and their complementary blue colours, both printed out so that when I was painting I could work out which orange turned into which blue.
There are probably easier ways to paint a blue Moo.



Here is what happened when I turned the first painted Moo (oranges) into the complementary colours (blues).




Didn’t like the blue one very much.  Abandoned the complementary idea.

So here are the final two Moos.

I painted this one below in blues





gave it a pink border, made it into a card and entered it into the "Addicted to CAS" card challenge where the theme is "Flower". 








And this is the one I painted in oranges as described above.  It's now got some blue.






As this Blue Moos post has a lot about Orange, I am also linking to Mandarin Orange Monday.

I do enjoy working on this small scale and after making Inchies, a Moo seems quite large.

32 comments:

Annie said...

When you said it might be crackers and was, I thought maybe you turned your orange Ritz Crackers into blue ones. You sure have some crazy fun stuff running around loose in your mind and making it's way through your finger tips to be art. These moos and inchies are bits and pieces for us to have a tiny peek into your creative mind. Such whimsical fun!

Liz said...

Really great moos Sheila, I adore the colours and the gorgous brightness of them both. I don't like working that small but did it anyway. Loved your experiment with the complementary colours too, very clever

Valerie-Jael said...

Definitely crackers, but brilliant! Love your orange/blue moos! Valerie

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Great idea to try the complementary color experiment! Love your colorful and whimsical moos.

Judy said...

I bet you enjoyed creation your moos, Sheila, love the bright cheerful colours and whimsical designs!

indybev said...

I like your blue moos, Sheila!

Grannie Annie said...

Sheila you wild woman you are always coming up with some awesome and unique...Bravo!

Bill said...

Your moos are so exciting and original!

Sophie Houston said...

Loved the big blue Moo, with its long stripey neck and three horns. The purple colour is exquisite. keep it up, Sheila

Anonymous said...

I can see you really enjoyed making Moos! Fun! xx

Junibears said...

Crackers but great fun! Lovely Moos! xx

johanna said...

it is always refreshing to see your original creations! wonderful!

Joy said...

What an eclectic and fun mix!

Taluula said...

Wow, Miss Sheila, I really love where your muse took you with this lovely set of Moos .... and how you explained your progress.

Svenja said...

I like the complementary moo, too! And how I wish I could paint myself...

Pia Rom said...

I loooove your happy colorful art ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

sirkkis said...

Just lovely, joyful moos!

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you very much for your lovely comment over at my Magpie's Nest!
Your creativity is so colorful and original and delightful!
oxo

Sim said...

So unique and wonderful moos!
I adore your drawings and colors! :)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love how you created your cheerful moos, really an unique style.

Electra said...

I want to live in your magical world, Sheila!

My Creative Life said...

Sheila your drawings are fantastic, you draw your own little world, love your Moo's.
Anni

limmelon said...

A moody blue theme cheered up. Great work. Awesome!!

kat said...

Hello Sheila, I've just got to catching up now with all you've been doing, I love all your unique art pieces, so interesting. I have never tried inches but one day may well try some, your art always inspires!

Rhonda H said...

Oh I love those! Even the ones you did on PS, the blues are so varied! And the cute design ones, very sweet! What a cool idea!

janie said...

I love the first ones ...like day and night but the final version is unique and cheerful......your vivid and creative mind shines through in all the designs...awesome!

Miki Willa said...

I don't know which of these I like best. I even like the orange and blue sample piece! You are so talented. I can't imagine working this small. Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and inspiring. Thank you Sheila for playing along with the ATCAS challenge.
Regards Florence.

maria f. said...

Crackers! Ha! Maybe... but who cares with a fabulous result like that card. I actually love the strip of orange-converted-to-blues just as it is. Call me crackers.

lorik said...

I am so glad your post has so much about orange - and I love your artwork with it's contrasting blue. It is such a whimsical work and it makes me smile:)

thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)
And it is pleasure to meet another orange-lover:))

Mary Keasler said...

I am speechless. You have more talent in your finger tips than most of us will ever produce in 10 lifetimes. Sheila, you leave me without adequate words.

Deborah said...

Yep, what it is with blue? Especially a lot of people cite it as their favourite colour. I love your creative way around it. Brilliant!