Thursday, June 25, 2015

Purple, Purple, Yellow

 That is the color combination to use this week number 3 for Kristin's Summer Of Color Challenge. And let me say -this was a huge challenge for me because I am not a fan of purple. Matter of fact, I was lucky to have 2 different purple paints to use or I would have been making a trip to AC Moore!

 The colors I worked with are: Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint-Permanent Violet Dark, Americana Acrylic Paint- Lavender, and Anita's Acrylic Paint-Banana Yellow.

 And here is my journal page:


 I am actually quite surprised it turned out so well! To get the brownish looking shading I mixed a bit of the yellow and dark purple. Other supplies: graphite pencil, gesso, Stabilo All pencil, rubber stamp (Tang Dynasty Writing- A Stamp In The Hand), Jet Black Staz-On Ink, sentiment (ARTchix Studio collage sheet), star stencil, glitter glue.

 And now to something less colorful, but exciting as well. Earlier this week I received my complimentary issue of Somerset Studio July/Aug. because I had some art published for the black and white call for art challenge! Being such a lover of color this was another challenge for certain, but you know, once I started I couldn't stop! They have several more pieces of mine, so fingers crossed they'll appear in a future issue:)

 These are the pieces in the magazine:

The envelope I sent my canvases in (that is someone else's envie overlapping in the right corner).

                                                              Shades of Love (6" x 8")

                                  Think Sometimes Of Me ( 5" x 7") sorry, color in photo is a bit off

 These canvases were totally inspired by Serena Barton whose style of wabi-sabi art I so love! I am only sorry that they omitted the credit I gave her for these pieces :(

 To those of you visiting here-anyone else published in this issue? And also, to those of you who have been contemplating sending in some art, just DO IT!! It is impossible to predict what may get chosen so create from your heart and get to the post office!

 In addition to Summer Of Color I will be visiting where I am also linking to: Art Journal Journey; Art Journal Every Day; Art It Friday-Show Your Face; and Paint Party Friday. Keep inspiring, and keep being inspired!

                        " Purple enhances creativity, clears the mind, calms stress."


63 comments:

  1. I thought the purple came out really well too, and enhances it a lot. It's a great effort indeed. Congrats on your published work!

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  2. I can not believe how many 'challenges' and other group activities you are involved in - how do you find the time? I really admire people who can do the collage effect to such good results as I mostly feel that mine look silly. I also like you submission to this week's SOC - have a good weekend

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  3. super dreamy painting. BJ

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  4. You have blended two amazing purples together very nicely for SOC. Congrats on your black and white art which is awesome and now published!

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  5. Fabulous painting, Linda, the background is amazing. Congratulations on being published, it's well deserved.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  6. Very pretty! Congrats on your published work, too. I can certainly see why they chose to publish your work!
    God bless,
    Sherry

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  7. love the idea of mixing the weeks colors and using that to color a piece, you have inspired me. She is lovely and most certainly good enough!

    charming magazine pieces too.

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  8. Beautiful SOC piece, great use of the colours. Thanks, too, for linking to us at at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

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  9. Hi Linda, Your SOC painting is beautiful!
    Congratulations on being published again! That's exciting! Your b + w creations are just gorgeous. I especially love the heart canvas and its simplicity.

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  10. Fabulous piece Linda- Thank you for linking to Art Journal Journey!
    Congrats on being published again---SUPER---.. will check the issue!
    oxo
    Susi

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  11. For someone who dislikes purple you have done a great job. L love Serena Barton she is so talented. No wonder you were inspired.

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  12. your SOC Piece is wonderful! and congrats on being published - i´m looking Forward to get my subscription issue hopefully soon...

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  13. That purple night-sky is sooo beautiful!
    Congratulations on your published art, also. Your black and white pieces are fab!

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  14. Your journal page looks amazing. Congratulations on your published canvases. They are fabulous.

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  15. You sure did rock the purple! What a stunning piece of art.
    Hee hee, I had to giggle, I too had to scrape through to find if I had purple! Congrats on you pubs... they look amazing!

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  16. First of all, big congratulations on being published! Your art work is so beautiful, and the black and white pieces are simply amazing! And I absolutely love what you created using this week's colors. I love the sentiment, too! (It's funny, I had to go to Hobby Lobby to get some purple for my stash for this challenge!) HUGS!

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  17. A great good-enough-girl in these colors! Ulrike

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  18. She is beautiful! Congratulations on being published.

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  19. Congrats on being published! Love yr good-enough girl and message.

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  20. She is pretty...colour combination has been ysed perfectly...lovely entry for soc

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  21. Congrats on being published. How exciting. I love your black and white pieces a lot, and I know what you mean about black and white being a challenge. Got to love color! I also know what you mean about purple. My least favorite color too! Have a great weekend.

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  22. Many congratulations on getting published AGAIN! I'd love to be brave enough to send something in to Somerset Studio - it is a dream of mine to be published in this fabulous publication. The fear of rejection is too heavy though....

    Your SOC girl is MORE than good enough - she's gorgeous! I too found purple and yellow tricky.

    x

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  23. You stepped up to the challenge(s) beautifully dear Linda as you always do creating new and fresh works of art.
    CONGRATULATIONS on being published again!!!
    Very exciting and well deserved.
    You inspire me in so many ways (it's been a long while since I've submitted anything...I need to be much more organized for THAT to happen ;-) ... )
    Happy beginning of the weekend to you and yours.
    oxo

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  24. wow,your lady just amazing,love her expression and the hair and lips,love so much.
    have a nice weekend.

    greetings jeannette

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  25. Lovely SOC piece and congrats on being published, how exciting.

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  26. Absolutely love your journal page!

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  27. I love your portrait! Your work just keeps getting better and better, Linda. I love visiting on Fridays because there is always something so lovely to see on your blog. Thank you so much for all you share. xxx

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  28. Linda, your purple, purple, yellow girl is so adorable. I tried but my effort is now in the trash can. You did an excellent job with a difficult color scheme.

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  29. Congratulations on being published that is fabulous news!! Love your girl too!! I am a fan of purple as you know so this had my heart a flutter!! Good job!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  30. Awesome piece. Congratulations on being published. Yay!

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  31. Beautiful piece! Nobody would know that you did not like purple. Congrats on getting published.

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  32. I believe the art journal page with the portrait that you just completed is one of my favorite of yours thus far. Congratulations on being published in Somerset! I need to start submitting stuff to magazines, and maybe I'll get published too. Blessings!

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  33. You did a great job with the purples and yellow. I especially like the background. Congratulations on being published.

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  34. Oh she is darling Linda... and congrats on being published... I really love your canvasses...

    Jenny X

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  35. Beautiful and inspiring work. Huge congrats on being published!!!

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  36. Congratulations on being published!!!!!! You so deserve it ♥ Love your journal page for SOC perfect fit!!!

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  37. A pretty purple/yellow piece, and my congratulations on the other; happy you dropped by my blog today

    Much love...

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  38. Wonderful work, Linda, and how wonderful to be published!!

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  39. Congratulations on your lovely black and white art that was published. So glad I can say "I know this artist."

    I had even more trouble than you with my entry this week. At least you didn't have to start four times, or you would have been heading for more paint (grin). She's a genuine beauty, too, but personally, I think she's even BETTER than just good enough!.

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  40. YAY! Yay! Yay!!! I just got mine in the mail - I'll have to check it out. Congratulations!! Oh, and thank you for your sweet nail polish comments: I am trying for a little eye candy in case the art is boring, ha! xo

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  41. Congrats at having your work published. I love your SOC piece and I'm so impressed that you mixed the purple and yellow instead of just going for a brown. I think you should get a gold star for that.

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  42. Congratulations on being published again Linda!!!

    Love your piece for SOC..... not a lover of purple either.

    Karen x

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  43. Congrats on getting published in Somerset! I love what you have done with this week's SOC, too.

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  44. She is so gorgeous and her eyes are amazing!Beautiful work, my friend!

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  45. What a pretty lady! Wonderful work!

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  46. Linda, I always enjoy your artwork. i think the purples you chose are spot on for me, as there is a warm and a cool. The gold is just right. Congrats on your magazine exposure. Keep well, Glo Z

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  47. turned out very nice and congrats on getting the work published :)

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  48. Congratulations, Linda! I'm thrilled that I inspired you and appreicate credit for that. However, you have made this work entirely your own!

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  49. Oh I love your SOC challenge piece... such bright happy art...lovely shades of purple.... you rocked this weeks colour combo Linda :)...and CONGRATULATIONS on being published...well deserved :)

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  50. I like the saying which you've chosen.
    We women ARE truly good enough, just as we are.
    I think that's obvious.
    And your choice of purple sends me!

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  51. Congrats on being published! And I love your SOC-piece. She has such a wistful expression on her face, and the colours came out really well.

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  52. You've done a great job with this weeks colours. I really struggled this week. Thanks for visiting my blog Anita - Itsamistry Design Studio #82

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  53. Congratulations on the publication. Your SOC piece is very inspiring. Love the sentiment.

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  54. Wonderful for You : ) Congratulations.I love all Your artwork,very talented indeed.I, being a lavender/purple lover do love Your pretty girl.

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  55. I'm not a purple person but oddly it's fun to paint, don't know why. Maybe because it's intensive color...
    Congrats for public eyes to see your art!
    (Sorry I'm late - we had a long weekend break near Helsinki...)

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  56. Love! Great work Linda and big congrats on the publication. Thank you for linking it up to Show Your Face last week, sorry I'm late coming around to leave some blog love! Thanks for the shout out too. Kx

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