Photo Challenge Number 2 - COLORFUL

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Are you a painter, photographer or any other kind of artist? Follow me on this journey of creative challenges! Don’t get stuck in a “creator’s block”! Challenge number 2 is “COLORFUL”.

Where are the Colors?

Where is the rainbow when I need it? My photo challenge number 2 is “Colorful”, but Mother Nature shows only her greyscale at the moment. No bright colored flowers in January, just a grey sky and brown trees without leaves.

Get Creative!

So, time to get creative! I took some leftover hobby paints, a mirror, some canola oil, water and a little salt. I laid the mirror on the floor and poored paint, oil and water onto it before I sprinkled a little salt on top to add a little texture.

Mixed Media or Mixing Media?

Then I tilted the mirror to let the liquids run and mix randomly before I took multiple shots from different angles and with different views. Different cut-outs will make cool images by themselves, but if you put them together in a collage they look even better. The first time I did this I did it to procrastinate writing an application. You can see the result here.

I wonder if this qualifies as mixed media art or if it’s just mixing media and making a mess? Did I mention stains on the armchair or burning my hand on hot water while cleaning the mirror?

Art Appears in Unexpected Places

I discovered something cool when I cleaned the mirror in the kitchen sink, by the way. The paint, which was about to dry, clumped and came off as flakes under the running water. The reflections in the mirror and the sink looked quite awesome along with the bright colored paint and the drain. Maybe this will be another art project. Ideas are everywhere if you look!

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Abstract, Abstract Art, Art, Artist, Arts, Artwork, Color, Color Therapy, Colorful, Colorful Expressions, Colors, Paint, Painter, Painting, Painting Project, Painting Techniques, Painting With A Twist, Paintings, Photo, Photograph, Photographs, Photography, Photos

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author avatar Graceful
I am a photographer hoping my art will give the viewer a moment of escape. I will write about art and also add some photo challenges as well as everyday stories and travels.

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
12th Jan 2014 (#)

Good afternoon, Graceful; what a wonderful eye you have. I appreciate the fact that you could see the beauty in the discarded paint when you cleaned the mirror. That is talent. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Graceful
12th Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you so much, Marilyn! i truly appreciate your kind words!

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author avatar Williamsji
13th Jan 2014 (#)

Excellent, Colorful images, these are a good treat for my eyes. Photography, Poetry, Story, all are reflections of real life as well as beautiful imaginations. Congrats dear Graceful Photographer, Congrats, WILLIAMSJI MAVELI
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author avatar Graceful
13th Jan 2014 (#)

Thank you, Williamsji for your kind comment!

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
19th Jan 2014 (#)

Try asking God for the Rainbow, they are usually seen after tears from Planet Earth as he tries to cheer her up....

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author avatar sukkran
20th Mar 2014 (#)

images are creative and eye catching. photo challenge is a great idea. thanks for a wonderful page.

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author avatar Graceful
20th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you, Sukkran! I'm so glad you like it!

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