2020 Topic 8: Popping Pink
Hi everyone, Keren here introducing the colour PINK! This is not a colour that I wear nor choose to craft with, but whether neon, bold or beautifully pastel, it's certainly a colour that makes a statement. As to whether it can be described as 'popping', I've chosen lots of different shades and added in examples where the contrast can make it pop as well as the colour itself.
Debuting this theme are a PaperArtsy duo. Corrie Herriman is pushing the pink envelope with pinky- purples and uses the impactful stamp designs from Kim Dellow.
Serendipitously, Amanda Pink had also created something textural using colder pinks. Layer upon layer of paint plus some Seth Apter images produces this wonderful result. She simply had to be here because of her name ;-) .
Think for a moment about famous pinks, and this next one has to be up there. Lots of little girls have grown up with these bold pinks.
Like every colour, the look can change depending on its neighbours. Add bright red and gold and it looks modern and contemporary.
Now take softer hues, a pillarbox red and some vintage images, and you end up with a pink that would be perfectly at home in a Victorian drawing room.
Shift to the animal world and pink is inextricably linked with those 'show-off' fashionista birds!
For a romantic interjection into proceedings, how about a beautiful sunset? Pinks in many different hues can be found and partner so stunningly with blues, purples, yellows and oranges.
Pink is not a colour I'd have automatically associated with Christmas greeting cards, but this lovely knitted textured layer seems a sympathetic choice with the foliage and pine cones.
If you're not a lover of sugary pinks, maybe you'll appreciate the vibrancy of neons. This print is bold, and would brighten up any dull space.
Pink and orange are cheerful companions. This simple card could be sketched and watercoloured in a similar style.
Dina Wakeley is known for her love of colour and bold designs. This piece shows how well the colours turquoise and orange make the bright pink really 'pop'.
Resin art has a certain magic; the softly blended colours and brilliant shine. Pinks blend with oranges, purples and nestle cosily next to white.
Tree-like plants erupt out of this forest. The green is a great contrast and the pinks sliding into purple burst out of the centres.
Bold graphic prints don't get much better than this. Notice all the different shades of pink interspersed with black and neutrals plus other contrasting colours.
Pink brings out its delicate side when paired with yellow. This bouquet would bring a smile on even the dreariest of days.
Teaming pink with navy and grey makes pink seem sophisticated and grown-up even. Love the triptych of prints, proving that more can be more! Not sure I could manage to keep a pink sofa pristine, but would like to try!
Pink wouldn't be my go-to colour for figures, but I love this artist's journal page. She explains the process with a video.
I admire anyone who can paint, and this piece has my full admiration. Not only is it a wonderful portrait but the way they've added the paint gives such an amazing textural quality.
Staying with art, but in a more abstract form, this artist pairs pastel and bright pinks with the neutrals that help tie the two hues together.
It always impresses me how different colours appear dependent on the background colour. This almost kraft background gives this piece a warmth and notice the 'unfinished' element that allows your mind to colour in the rest.
We close out this intro with the bold art marks of Rae Missigman. She's a 'new-to-me' artist but I'll be visiting her more often. Her playful pieces use lots of mark making and her colours are punchy and arresting. Not afraid of pinks, I should take a leaf out of her book.
We've seen sugary pinks through red based vintage shades, up to fuschia bold pinks and even neon! Pink is a wonderful colour that you're sure to have fun with. Do have a look through your paints and inks and see where 'pink' takes you.