Another Beautiful Beaded Book ~
And more yet to come! This one is by Cathy of Wisconsin, student in my class at Valley Ridge Art Studio (see previous posts). Cathy's improvisational beadwork began to suggest a garden. Most of her painting also reminded her of plants and flowers, and so it became the theme of her book.
I love Cathy's color choices... bold and yet harmonizing. Many of us painted with analogous colors (next to each other on the color wheel), which is a formula that nearly always works well. Cathy's colors are all over the color wheel and include both bright and soft combinations. In my opinion, what makes these papers look so nice together is partly that they are all similar in value (lightness <> darkness). The garden theme helps to relate them as well.