Monday, 15 July 2013

A farewell to summer (of colour)

Can you believe it's already the last week of the Summer of Colour challenge hosted by Kristin over at Twinkle Twinkle Like a Star?

It really is my favourite challenge and I'm sad to see it end. This week (week 6) the colour combo voted for was sage and sepia.

'As man tries to harness nature' - watercolour and ink postcard
I didn't vote for this. Not because I don't like those shades, because, actually, I really do, but because I was being lazy and I just happened to have a Big Skies, Little Planet illustration completed which just happened to be in shades of aqua and pale yellow which just happened to be one of the colour combo choices! Needless to say that's the one I voted on. 

Now though, I'm quite glad that it didn't win as the sage and sepia really is a lovely combination and I think it works quite well for this wee scene (although the sage looks more like lime on my computer). 

Here's the illustration I had already done in aqua and pale yellow seeing as there are no more weeks left for those colours to get picked:

'As the boat sailed over the horizon' - watercolour and ink postcard

Thank you so much to Kristin for hosting this challenge.  I'll be linking up with Summer of Colour on her blog as well as on Flickr and Facebook. So many are taking part in this challenge that you're sure to come across them via one of those links!

Oh, and by coincidence, as well as saying farewell to the summer of colour, it seems we are also saying farewell to summer up here in the far north of Scotland.  We had a wonderful week of sunshine last week but it seems that unfortunately normal grey skies service has been resumed!

42 comments:

  1. Love your simple style and how you use color!

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  2. I have come to really enjoy your incredible drawings. They always make me smile because they are so clever.

    I agree about the scanner, but yours looks more sage than mine did. BTW, I was also one who voted for aqua and pale yellow. I'll probably use those colors on my book cover. Thanks for helping me try to make that color combo happen (grin).

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  3. I like both, but must admit I like the color combo of yellow and aqua a little more, but only because it seems more summery to me.

    I do like your windmills in your first painting.

    I'm sorry to hear your sun went away. It's blazing hot today and will continue all week with temps 95 and above and with the humidity making if feel like 105. If I could trade places with you for the week, I would.

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  4. Love the colors and texture. Stunning pice of art!

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  5. These colors are very soothing to the eye, I like the way you do your color it's like a spray. Your drawings are so cute and whimsy. I love the spiral trees :) sad to see SOC go too wishing it was more like three months long hehe.

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  6. So gorgeous for SOC theme..I love the dreamy color- diffusion.. the softness and airy texture..totally fabulous!Beautiful creations!
    Happy soc!
    Victoria

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  7. Having just returned from LA up I 5, I loved seeing how pretty you made the wind machines, so charming!!!

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  8. hey people if we have had summer color why not winter color x) in december? what you think about? hihi

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  9. You did a lovely job on these. I like the top one very much!

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  10. both is amazing! love this softness !
    ANd I really like your kitchenrenovation...looks wonderful now!

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  11. Lovely watercolors and I like your very unique style...beautiful work.

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  12. sweet simple pieces
    they are a joy to see

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  13. Loved seeing all your color combos and the little village illustrations. Your work always brightens my day.

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  14. Lucky us, we get to see two this week! Love them both, as always...

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  15. Have really enjoyed your line sketches for SOC and like you didn't vote for this colour combo but its a great combo and love yours. hugs Annette x

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  16. I didn't vote for the combo, i think the colours are difficult to make summery, you have managed tho!!Your little windfarm looks beautiful, you are right it has been a great challenge.

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  17. love your illustrations- and I especially love the first one with the cute windmills! I love vibrant colors but this was a nice change for me :)

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  18. Wonderful, love your coloring and your flowing lines!

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  19. look forward to seeing your contribution each week - love how turbines now seem part of the landscape - seriously I'm not one of those people who hates them.

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  20. Your illustrations are absolutely beautiful. I loved this challenge too, I'm sorry to see it end. Hope the sun finds you again soon. :)

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  21. Wonderful little illustrations. You managed the colours quite well, I'm still working on mine and that sepia is really hard to get right ...

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  22. very nice!! love both of them! you have a very nice SoC series. every week, i looked forward to seeing your work.

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  23. Simply LOVE your watercolor and ink postcard. Beautiful. Fresh. Love it!

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  24. Great work with this weeks colors.
    xx

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  25. I love it! And that little boat is adorable!
    I've enjoyed your colour combo's for this challenge and I've no doubt that you'll be on some other challenge in no time!
    Meanwhile it's still hot, hot, hot down South!! I hope it lasts!
    xx

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  26. Lovely blog dear!
    xx

    Johanna, Sweden
    ART FASHION

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  27. If I could I would send you some of the sunshine we have down here in Kent. It's waaay to hot - the thermometer in my shed read 33 today. Me no likey! Try and keep it nice and cool up there at least till August as that's when I'm coming up for my hols ;)

    Love your little Planet pictures :) They always make me smile when I see them on Facebook.

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  28. Your paintings are both lovely!

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  29. Simply beautiful, no matter what color combos your paintings always looks heavenly :). Hope you'll get a few more warm days :).

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  30. I love what you did with both color combinations - sage and sepia and aqua and yellow! Very pretty works of art! I am going to miss SOC and all of the inspiration and got from it, like visiting your blog!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  31. your work is exquisite! I love the wind turbines--I always thought they are beautiful against the sky. and your turquoise and yellow piece just made me smile.

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  32. I love the softness of your picture,the colors really work well in this. Very cool. :)

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  33. Love this, the scene perfectly goes with the colours, I also love the other one as well. Stunning!!!

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  34. Your pictures are so cute! I love it to look at them and I love the little picture buttons (for fineartamerica etc.) you put on the left side of your blog too. Wonderful!

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  35. Beautiful illustrations and the use of color is stunning!

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  36. These are so beautiful I am loving this style more and more!!
    Sorry I couldn't get here sooner! Still fun to catch up!

    Hugs Giggles

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  37. What lovely simple and wonderful pieces.

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  38. Really nice style... soft and peaceful ! Saying hello from PPF... have a fabulous week!
    Renee
    xoxo
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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