Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Summer of Colour - Week 3 - Lavender, Grey and Plum

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We're on week 3 of Summer of Colour already and this week's colour prompts are:

Lavender, grey and a pop of plum 
During a brief moment when I actually had mobile internet access on my phone during the long drive back from Glasow (where we'd had a very short overnight stay to see Justin Currie (lead singer of 90s band Del Amitri) perform a solo gig) I saw the colours for this week and immediately thought of mountains and heather for my submission to SOC14.  It may have been inspired by the mountainous route we were on at the time but whatever the reason I was happy that the colours worked well in another ACEO landscape!

This is a very, very loose interpretation of a view from the top of Glen Loth which I've recently painted in impasto acrylics but which I haven't yet posted on the blog (pop back on Friday if you want to see that one!) 

In case you're interested the gig was brilliant. We saw him do a Del Amitri tour in January in the Hydro (a massive stadium) but this time it was in a converted church called Oran Mor - a tiny, intimate venue where he seemed much more at ease having banter with the crowd and he was amazing.

My friend, Audrey, kindly looked after Lily the cat, who was home alone while we took the three dogs to Glasgow with us. S's brother dog-sat our 3 along with his own westie while we went out for a lovely meal at vegan restaurant The 78 and then off to the gig  - it was a great wee night and well worth the 13 hour round trip to get there!!

I'll be linking up to Kristin's blog for SOC14 Week 3 as well as the Flickr page and Facebook page so do be sure to visit one of those venues to see the wide variety of arty crafty things everyone else comes up with using this week's colour prompts. 

22 comments:

  1. I love that lovely landscape in this weeks SOC colours.

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  2. Nic this piece is so lovely! It has a beautiful heather scent to it and such wild peace! You sound like you've had a great time, intimate venues are special and I too would prefer something like that.

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  3. Love your landscape, the colors are perfect. Your time out sounded great. It's nice to get away from time to time.

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  4. I like it, it looks peaceful.

    hope you have a great day.

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  5. Beautiful take on the challenge, Nic....it suited perfectly! So glad to hear you had a nice time away. :)

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  6. Beautiful landscape and perfect use of this weeks colors. It amazes me how everyone makes the colors suit their own art so perfectly.

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  7. your Scottish landscape is perfect for these colors- gorgeous Nic! Sounds like a great trip and concert. I love smaller venues but a 13 hr drive? not so sure about that...

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  8. That's a really good painting with the dramatic far-away hills.
    I hadn't heard of Justin Currie but am now listening to a track on his website, that must have been a terrific gig.
    Thanks for the link to the church and The 78, both may come in useful some time.

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  9. The landscape in this weeks colours is fab..

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  10. I love the colors! I think they are great together. I have to think about painting in this way! Greeting from Poland:)

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  11. I love your landscape, it has a moody feel about it which I like!

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  12. Oooooh! I love your stunning interpretation of this week's colors and the view from atop of Glen Loth! You used the SOC colors beautifully here!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Very atmospheric. I love it.

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  14. A lovely rendition of the mountain scene using this week's colors, Nic. Your artwork is amazing.

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  15. I never heard of Del Amitri, but I know you've mentioned them before, so I'll have to check them out.

    When I saw the colors for this week on your blog I was not moved by them at all. But I think you took some blah (to me) colors and make a beautiful painting!

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