Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Summer of Colour 2014 Week 2 - Coral, Teal and White

Summer of Colour week 2+coral, teal and white+Nicola McLean
ACEO  landscape in gouache

Week 2 of Summer of Colour and the colour prompt this week was:

Coral, Teal and a smudge, splash or pop of white

I want to keep my theme of ACEO landscapes going so found an instagram photo I'd taken of a field of sheep and then painted pretty much an entirely different picture using the colours in the prompt instead.


In other news, the second of the three local exhibitions that I'm taking part in started yesterday. It runs for three evenings and is a mix of art and crafts from local artists and crafty folk and a percentage of the profits goes to the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and Caithness General Hospital. 

Also last week, I received the cheque for the small canvas I sold at Latheron Art Show (with no stamp on the envelope so I had to pay £1.53 to the Post Office for the privilege of getting it!). It came in very handy to pay for the return postage of my seal painting which unfortunately didn't sell at the Association of Animal Artist's Annual Exhibition in Frodsham last month. Hey ho. What art gives, art takes away!

Anyway, I've almost finished the pet portrait commission that I've been working on during doggy nap times. Here's a sneaky peek.  Pop back on Friday if you'd like to see the completed piece.
Lurcher+Pet Portrait+Work In Progress+Nicola McLean
A sneaky peek of a Pet Portrait in Progress

29 comments:

  1. Nic your landscape is so peaceful, the colours are beautiful in this sun set picture, I love this tranquil piece!
    Your dog painting looks amazing, you have a great talent, that eye looks so real! Great work!

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  2. I love your landscape it works well looks in this weeks colours for SOC.

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  3. I love your art. You have such a beautiful way of painting. Congrats on the sale too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  4. Gorgeous Doggie. Love the landscape. ACEOs rock. Do you belong to a group that paints landscape ACE0's?

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  5. Lovely landscape painting, and it's completely believeable. Sunset colors all the way. very good use of this weeks colors.

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  6. It's so clever the way you have painted the landscape in only the three colours but have made it completely believable. Love the coral sheep.

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  7. Love the way you have chosen to follow up your landscape theme, As sheila says it is not easy with such a limited palette. The sheep is great, also loving the pet in progress shot. It is such a shame your seal didn't sell.... maybe soon. x

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  8. That eye is so realistic
    Merle..........

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  9. really lovely and soothing landscape Nic! U can't wait to see your completed doggie portrait-it looks amazing with just a glimpse of it!

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  10. I love your landscape! You created a beautiful painting with this week's colors!

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  11. doggy looks great - hope the extra blankets work!

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  12. Super project, the colours work so well for a landscape. : )

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  13. I love your landscape! It has real charm!
    And I can not wait to see the finished painting - that eye alone has me completely absorbed... Beautiful!!

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  14. Beautiful SOC-piece! So peaceful .... And that eye in your new painting .... it's going to be another beauty, I'm sure!

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  15. your work is lovely!! The landscape is so calming in those colours!

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  16. STUNNING landscape, your use of this weeks colours is fantastic, love how you have managed to get so many different hues of coral, love your sheep :-) xxx

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  17. Oh Nic, that eye! So much life! I love it...can't wait to see the rest...

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  18. Loving your landscapes! It's so much fun to see what everyone does with this summer color challenge. :) Congrats on the sale and on all exhibitions! :) I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to see the doggy portrait.

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  19. Your landscape is just beautiful!

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  20. Oh your artwork with the lovely sheeps grazing in the sunset looks so romantic!

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  21. I really enjoy coming to your blog to see your beautiful landscapes. I'm SO glad you are continuing with this one. It's a beauty.

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  22. Absolutely love your landscape (+ sheep!). What a great representation of this week's colours!

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  23. Great landscape and love the colours. Other than ruining my jumper with coral splatters I've yet to complete my entry but I hope I'll make it in time ;D
    Thanks for a sneak peek at your pet portrait...it's amazing. The eye is incredible
    Enjoy your weekend

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  24. Love your landscape and your pet portrait is a WOWIE!!!!
    Deepa
    http://www.deepazworld.blogspot.in/

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  25. I absolutely love the landscape you created using this week's SOC colors! And your pet portrait is so beautiful, too!

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