Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not Just Black & White


(Starting in the center, then upper left from left to right)
1. Infinite Love ! / Amor Infinito !, 2. Shades of grey, 3. Not All In Life Is Black And White ~ Often Just Shades Of Grey !, 4. IMG_1978dw, 5. ~some shades of grey~, 6. Reach, 7. sheep against concrete, 8. Inishbofin Solitude, 9. Mother Nature: curv(y)linear and seductive, 10. Wintry Shades of Bluish Gray, 11. Blackfield, 12. ;), 13. eighteen.

So, my mind has been on all the myriad shades of gray in the color wheel, since I finally put in my order for the Copic markers that are now zooming their way to me. :o)  You see, Copic markers come in 312 different colors, including 48 various shades of gray. WOW!! I've ordered (within the many other colors) a total of 16 shades of gray, 8 cool gray and 8 warm gray. They also have neutral and toner gray. Within the color spectrum, cool gray has cool blue tones in it, neutral gray has has neither cool or warm tones, toner gray has a little bit of warm brown tones and warm gray has the most warm brown tones to it. I can't wait to play around with shading. 

When I went to do my mosaic the week for Tuesday's Mosaic with Artmind, I was still thinking of those markers. So, I started looking for shades of gray throughout Flickr. The left side is cool grays, the middle is neutral grays and toner grays and the right side is warm grays. I threw in the beautiful red rose center to remind myself that everything comes to life, even the shades of gray, with a little dramatic hit of color.

I hope everyone has a terrific upcoming week. I'll be back soon with some painting or other. Hehehe. We'll talk soon.
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22 comments:

  1. Ohh, you must show the copic markers when they arrive. I haven't got a clue what they are but they sound like magic! Love the touches of color you added to your mosaic! :)

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  2. Wow, that's a breathtaking mosaic.
    I can't believe those markers have 48 shades of gray! Amazing.

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  3. I don't know the markers..but I love the different shades in colors...subtile differents, but they make the difference...

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  4. Stunning mosaic!
    Very interesting about grays, I didn´t know about all thoses colors!

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  5. You must show the markers - this sounds great!!! your mosaic came out lovely =)

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  6. Its the second photo down (Reach?) of those trees that I truly love. Simply stunning.

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  7. lovely! and interesting story the markers..... you must show us...

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  8. Hi Jenn,
    I'm aisyahelga from swap-bot and now following you. Looking forward to reading through your blog.

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  9. Hi, This is FelicityLingle from swap-bot and i'm following you!

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  10. I'm following now as part of Swap-bot. My user name is abyrunyan (so you can rate me).

    thanks!

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  11. following you from swap-bot (justjolean) gorgeous artwork!

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  12. hi again!!

    lolasgirl from swapbot

    following you already! :)

    come by and say hi when you get a chance!

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  13. The mosaic is very lovely, very effective.

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  14. So amazing that there are so many shades of gray available in the markers!! Such beautiful photos that you chose to. I love all of the changes in color between them all :)

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  15. Lovely blog! Am anxious to continue reading more!

    ~MamaD from SB~

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  16. Hi, I am mentalistfan78 from SwapBot. I love your colourful blog and I am a follower now! I will come back to see your work!
    Greetings from Holland

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  17. Wow how talented are you!!!!
    Those markers sound amazing, i have a stationary-porn moment just thinking about them!
    The cake you made to is beautiful!
    Much love Jorden
    aka Mrswhiffin from swap-bot

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  18. Hi, I am scraphappy55 from swap bot I am following your blog my blog is JUST SCRAPIN' Just black and white great title, never looked at gray except as a back ground color you open my eyes, your work is very very good.

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  19. yummy cake.

    And copic markers are awesome :) i loveusing them.

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  20. Hi Jenn, just to let you know that the winner of my blogoversry book giveaway has just been posted and the book goes to ...... you. If you could e-mail me with your address that would be great.

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  21. Stopping in to say hello! Teresa creationsbytee from Swap Bot.

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  22. Love the collage, my fiancee uses copic markers and he LOVES them! I hope you do too!

    thegreengriffin from swap-bot

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