Monday, April 21, 2008

Colors

Beach Walk
pastel on sanded paper
4.5 x 6.5 inches
copyright 2008 by Ann Thompson Nemcosky
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As I have been working my way around my new home here on this new pc I have run up against some issues with color. I suppose I was lucky in my ignorance of color issues and computers on my old machine. Whatever I saw on the screen tended to be what I ended up with in print, whether printed on my home printer or a professionally printed design job. I knew that different monitors and computers would display color differently but I had no idea just how different color could appear until I set up shop on this computer. Files I had painstakingly adjusted for color to match my original art look completely different now when I open them up here.

So I have spent the last couple of days searching for solutions. I have adjusted the monitor settings, Photoshop profiles and operating system color profiles for devices. And I learned just enough about color on computers to make me feel like my head would explode. I'd really rather be making art you know. Anyway, for those of you brave enough to venture into this highly technical topic I found a great resource in this color tutorial. And I'm going back to concerning myself with color use and theory in the three dimensional world.

The image above is a pastel drawing I completed this past weekend. It is on Colourfix sanded pastel paper. I was feeling the need to work a little more loosely than what I have been doing with colored pencils. Thinking about getting out the paints again, but don't really have the space for that. Or the time. But I love drawing with pastels, one of my favorite mediums. Such direct color. And to mix things up even more, I put this one on Ebay this time.

10 comments:

SCquiltaddict said...

Hurry pack your bags...and lets go down edisto way...weather should be perfect for sketching and painting...darn you make me want to go! Lovely pastel

Alan said...

great boardwalk

Margaret Ann said...

So pretty...love walkways like this...and so beautifully painted! :)

Linda said...

Beautiful pastel piece! You have a great sense of color (in the 3-d world, as you say!:-D) and design. This should sell easily on eBay!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Lovely.

Lynn said...

Oh, Ann, the sky is exquisite!

Jennifer Rose said...

Lovely colours! Looks like a wonderful area to go for a walk :)

PamYla said...

Wow Ann beautiful as always! I thought that this was a painting.

Wendy said...

This is just lovely. You are a whizz with the pastels. Thanks also for the colour link - something I've always meant to learn more about.

Ann said...

Thanks everyone:)

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