Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Summer of color, week two: summer poppy

Summer poppy (gouache and ink)

Week Two of the Summer of color challenge and this week Artists and crafters from around the world were asked to use a limited palette of two main colours with an accent colour. The choice this week is

Teal, coral and white
As last week my inspiration is taken from nature and some of my photographs taken at Dunvegan gardens.



Last week my poppy was aqua blue, this week coral red!


Some of the poppies were a deeper rich red


Beautiful colour combinations can be found all around at this time of year.


A little pixlr magic accentuates the teal and coral colours of this Dock leaf.


I used gouache for my oriental poppy, not a medium I usually use, and because of the limited palette had to abstract and simplify the image more than I would normally. That's what I love about the summer of colour, it gets my brain trying out new things with both colour and form.


Linking up to the wonderful summer of color




36 comments:

  1. This is terrific, the way you have abstracted the poppy, and yet it is still a poppy.
    Beautiful work with this week's colours.

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  2. Perfect! What a wonderful job with the colors. Very nice.

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  3. i think it is wonderful how you are being inspired by flowers.
    your piece is vibrant and lovely. Sweet photos too.

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  4. I love it! You've combined my two favorite things, flowers and art, marvelous!

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  5. Nice Poppy painting. Love what you've done to the leaves. Very nice.

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  6. This is amazing. I love the way you manipulated the colors. Wonderful
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  7. beautiful, morag! i admire your ability to abstract and simplify! it's something that *seems* like it would be easy, but is not...

    xoxo

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  8. Your flower is stunning, and I love all the line work you've added. Nature is a great inspirator and I always photograph my garden. I have tons of photos to paint from, love that during winter.

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  9. I like you're flower/nature theme for the SOC challenge. This piece looks great in a more abstract style.

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  10. Wonderful summer poppy in awesome colors, Love this.
    xo
    Erika

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  11. I loVe how you've interpreted the photo! The shapes you've created are beautiful and your accent colour, perfect!
    Thanks for the comment on mine :) I do love to get carried away with detailed pen work and I see you have some gorgeous texture and detail in the centre of your plant, I love it!
    Jess x

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  12. Stunning poppy, I like its intense colours. Fab. : )

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  13. Beautiful poppy, so perfect in those colors and a great way to welcome summer!

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  14. oh, I love your piece for this week! Vibrant and alive ...

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  15. Morag gorgeous work! The colours are fabulous in that flower piece and I love the perspective and lines you used, beautiful!

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  16. Love your interpretation of the oriental poppy. I agree the limited palette is a good way to make us think differently.

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  17. I love your stylized oriental poppy. I agree, the limited colour palette is a great way to make us think that bit harder.

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  18. I love what you did with this! Poppies are one of my fave flowers!

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  19. Be still my heart-my favorite flower-in red!! Fantastic SOC project and digital art too. Funny I just took a photo(can't help myself, I do each year) of one my neighbors Oriental Poppies and plan on attempting to sketch it.

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  20. Love the mix of different mediums you tried, never used gouache but can you have. your Poppy is truly astounding, so much colour and shapes, really beautiful :-) xxx

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Your poppies are lovely and I can't wait to see what you do next week!

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  22. Thank you for showing your gorgeous art!

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  23. Beautiful, he poppy is fantastic. Valerie

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  24. Poppies are one of my favorite flowers--this is really stunning!

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  25. Your poppy is incredibly gorgeous Morag. A big WoW from me! :D
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :o)

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  26. Oh I love your poppy. Nature may want to borrow this - it's a keeper!

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  27. Fabulous poppies - I can tell you enjoyed this process!!

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  28. Your poppy may have been abstract, but I recognized it with no trouble. So, I think you did a fantastic job, as well as your digital leaf. Great job.

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  29. Beautiful work. Great job at keeping the colors vibrant, yet realistic.

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  30. the summer poppy piece looks a bit asbstract which I think works wonderfully, the colors works perfectly.

    hope you have a great day.

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  31. This is wonderful and I love it to see how you have developed the idea!

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  32. love your abstract poppy - beautiful colours which work really well :)

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  33. I love your art!!! Your poppy is absolutely beautiful and a wonderful way to use this week's soc colors!

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