Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Summer of Color #6

I can't say that I was very happy when I saw this week's color choices. Two oranges and a blue? I love this combination - I wear it quite often.
one of my orange & blue ensembles
But, it is not a combination that I would use in a painting. I am not saying that I haven't used it but the subject has to be right, like this painting that I did back in '02.
Orange & Blue 5 x 7 watercolor
At any rate, with nothing coming to mind I decided (once again) to just play and see what happens.
Feathery - 11 x 14 acrylic
Although I have signed the painting, I am not sure if it is finished. I rather like the effect but I think I will have to live with it for a while before I decide if it needs more work.

This has been a very interesting 6 weeks - where has the time gone? - and I have enjoyed the color prompts that Kristin gave us. If you want to see some of the latest submissions check out Kristin's blog - http://twinkletwinklelikeastar.blogspot.ca/

48 comments:

  1. The Bird of Paradise is a perfect subject for the color theme. I like your featherly one too. I'm sorry the the 6 weeks are over as I just joined the group last week.

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    1. Thank you Wanda. I am sorry the 6 weeks are up too as having a weekly 'assignment' to work on is about the only art I have managed this summer. It has been fun. You will have to make sure you get involved earlier next year. There are a number of these types of challenges out there and they are a great way to 'meet' other artists. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. The bird of paradise flowers are a lovely watercolor ---and great in orange with blue shadows. Your feathery is beautiful, too. I'm not sure what else I would do with it, but it seems to need something in the lower right for balance. But, like you, I often put things on the shelf for a while and then one day lightning strikes with a brilliant idea.

    You can view my SOC for week 6 here:
    http://proartz.blogspot.com/2015/07/summer-of-color-2015-week-6-orange.html

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    1. Thanks CJ. I can only hope that lightening will strike or that the painting will catch someone's eye just the way it is and the painting will go to a new home.

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    1. Thank you Valerie-Jael. It has been fun!

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  5. Gorgeous work! I love what you did with this week's SOC colors. And I especially like that you just went with it and came up with a lovely work of art! It has been a pleasure following you these past weeks! HUGS!!!

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    1. Thanks Sharon, for the lovely comment and for following me during the SOC. I hope that we can keep in touch in the future.

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  6. Beautiful work using great colors :)

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    1. Thanks you Siggadisart. The SOC has been fun and I have enjoyed sharing my art with the other artists and seeing their work.

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  7. Fabulous takes on the colours! The paintings are so beautiful and inspiring, the second one is very expressive.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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    1. Thank you Maarit for your lovely comment

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  8. Sometimes it's good enough to go with the flow, I did that too this week. Love your outcome and that flower is spot on.

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    1. Thanks Laila. I seem to have 'gone with the flow' a number of time with SOC but I got some interesting paintings out of it. I am sure I will try this again next year but I hope you will keep in touch throughout the year too.

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  9. your paintings are awesome... and time will Show if the last one Needs more or not. actually i like it as is.

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    1. Thanks so much Joanna for your lovely comment. I keep looking at 'Feathery' but so far nothing is popping into my mind for that finishing touch. It has been great being part of SOC and 'meeting' so many artists. I hope you will continue to enjoy my posts.

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  10. Nice SOC-entries!
    I'm glad that I discovered your blog and will come back again :-)

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    1. Thanks Valerie. It has been nice to 'meet' you and I hope to 'see' you again - lol

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  11. Love the feel of this Val. There is a lot of energy, but it is sort of peaceful too. Reminds me of the fog rolling in. :)

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    1. Thanks Sheila. I think that is what the painting does for me too - mixed signals - lol

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  12. love your piece for this week but I'd add a quote in the orange space-only because I love them!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. I hadn't thought of a quote but maybe that would work. I have been thinking about a pen & ink drawing but am still sitting on the fence - problems, problems, problems - lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. How lovely. Your pieces are helping convince me this is perfectly wonderful color combination.

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    1. Thanks Deborah. I got a good chuckle from our comment. I checked your blog and liked your story and your SOC piece. Have a great week.

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  14. Lovely, my eye keeps going back to the blue to trace the flow of it over and over.

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  15. Thank you so much Screaming Feline for the lovely comment on my painting.

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  16. Love the bird of paradise- how perfect for this theme!

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    1. Thanks Lori. I was lucky to have the photo of the bird of paradise painting - it is pretty much the only one I have in those colors. They are NOT colors I usually use and the more I look at the one I did especially for SOC the less I like it - it needs work. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Wow Val! This is absolutely gorgeous! I wish my paintings turned out this lovely when I "go with the flow". I usually end up with mud :) Love the bird of paradise too, but I really LOVE the Feathery! Hope to play with you again next year :)

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    1. Thanks Becky, I had a bit of mud problem on 'Feathery' and had to redo parts of it a few times and finally decided to stop before I screwed up again - lol. I hope to play again next year and see what everyone comes up with. Have a great weekend.

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  18. The bird of paradise painting is gorgeous and so perfect for this week's color theme. Your new painting is striking as it is but would also look great with an addition in the orange space.

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  19. Wonderful artwork, love your paintings! Ulrike

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    1. Thank you so much Ulrike. I am very happy that you like my paintings and I assure you that I return the feeling - your art is wonderful too!

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  20. Love your artwork. I like the effect you achieved.

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    1. Thank you very much Carol. I enjoyed seeing your pieces for this color selection. I look forward to seeing more on Goggle+. Have a great weekend.

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  21. Amazing birds of paradise, I first saw these on Honeymoon in St Lucia many many years ago, you have made a lovely job of painting them. lovely artwork.x

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    1. Thank you Sue for the lovely comment. I have never seen bird of paradise flowers and just worked from a reference photo. I am glad so many feel that I did a good job. Have a great weekend!

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  22. Val, these are brilliant pieces! You had no issues that I can see of working in this palette!! Gorgeous Bird of Paradise!! And I love that you wear this palette as well,my basketball teams colors- i love them!
    ps thank you so much for the blog love- it means so very much! xx

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    1. Thank you Jackie for your wonderful comment. The SOC has been so great for introducing me to other artists and I look forward to all of the blogs I have signed up to follow. Have a great weekend.

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  23. I love the wispyness of this SOC project. It's so very pretty.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Lorraine and thanks for stopping by.

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  24. That artwork of the bird of paradise plant is amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment debs14. It is always great to have such positive feedback.

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  25. Lovely feathery effect, BJ

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