Thursday, June 27, 2013

PPF/SOC #3: Marvelous Nature

This week's color palette for the Summer of Color was lime green and purple.  I really struggled with this color combination (as did my printer apparently, since the lime green  scanned as yellow, and the titan buff distressing is not nearly that pronounced in real life).  I thought and struggled and visited other people's sites.  Finally, this wonderful post by Cheri inspired me to create a postcard with a lime green background and purple animals. I added some distressing in titan buff to unify everything. The quote from Aristotle reads "In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous." 
I'm even thinking of creating another collage with this color scheme to illustrate the Ogden Nash Gelett Burgess poem: "I never saw a purple cow. I never hope to see one. But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one."
So, thanks Cheri for inspiring me! And thanks to Paint Party Friday for keeping a brush in my hands. To see what everyone is painting this week, click here.
Finally, if you're participating in the 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt (or are considering joining in), come by this weekend and join the linky.

30 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh love your artwork - gorgeous stuff. I printed out your photography scavenger hunt to show hubby, so hopefully we'll be joining in, thought it might make us a bit more creative with the summer photos! Although I reckon some might prove quite difficult - but I assume that's the point!

Have a great weekend

Ayala Art said...

Leave it to the scanner to change the colors like that lol
My scanner goes bananas sometimes too, no idea why!
It still looks fantastic, green or not :oD

Linda said...

That's gorgeous! Taking my camera out today to see if I can get any shots for scavenger hunt:)

Missus Wookie said...

I'm planning on getting the other scavenger hunt photos up so I can post for tomorrow :)

Sian said...

This quote really spoke to me this morning..I've just been printing out a photo of a dodo from the museum!!

Gail said...

It looks great even if the printer screwed up the colour.

soulbrush said...

As an African lady, I love all art with wild animals, specially raffies and ellies. Happy PPF to you.

Karen said...

Yep, it's yellow here, but I love the animals and the design.

Giggles said...

Oh how frustrating...however try pixlr program to change the color to what you want...so simple and fun too!!

Well done in yellow too!!

Hugs Giggle

Anne Manda said...

It's a wonderful painting, nevermind the color! Love how you did the animals! :)

Cheri said...

Love it Rinda! And that quote goes so perfectly with the thoughts I had posted. Glad I could provide some inspiration!

Jessica Sporn said...

love your marvelous animals. Happy PPF!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous animals. I think you rose to the challenge beautifully. Happy PPF xox

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I really like this piece. It speaks volumes. The colors are fantastic
Nicole/Beadwright

Kim said...

Love your postcard. I also had a hard time with this color combo. HPPF!

Debbie said...

The quotation is wonderful. An adorable piece. I've always loved the purple cow poem - can't wait to see your rendition!

Faye said...

Your artwork is great! I hope everyone will enlarge it to see all the wonderful details.

Linda said...

Love your SOC painting of the animals Rinda! Sometimes I too feel like certain colors don't show true on the computer. I know I have trouble when I use a yellow-green. It too shows up like pure yellow. Happy PPF!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

It's a great piece and a really cool quote, Rinda! I loved reading the purple cow poem - haven't heard that in forever! :o)

Gloria in CA said...

It's a great piece and I do love that quote Rinda. Nicely done. Have a wonderful weekend.:)

Miriam said...

This is lovely Rinda, despite your scanners best intention to alter your colour!

BJ said...

Been awaiting your contribution this week. Super animals and great quote. BJ SOC#41 and thanks for visiting my offering already.

Kristin Van Valkenburgh said...

Xo

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

I love this weeks post! Your animals are such a good idea and funky coloured ones are even better! The quote made me laugh out loud:) Love it!

Shahrul Niza said...

oh, hello happy animals!! :). Maybe the scanner made the field looked a wee bit yellow, but I know it has to be green since the animals are so happy grazing :). LOVE the textured sides too.

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Wonderful postcard! Love the animals and the contrasts, it looks great in these colours, lime and purple certainly look great as well I guess :-)

Happy PPF
Ilona xx

AnnieC said...

Wow! this looks great, even though you had the frustration of the colours not coming out true on the screen - it's so annoying when that happens - but I love this design and the quote is perfect. :o)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely amazing! So cool and beautiful!!!

Prairie Jill said...

Ah, don't you just love scanners and all that other newfangled technology?!

Great piece!

Natasha said...

I struggled as well, but I didn't think about checking out the other entries, or I might have gone down a whole other track.

Love the animals! :)