Monday, 7 July 2014

Summer of Colour - Week 5 - Royal Blue, Red and a smudge of Light Blue

SOC14 Week 5 - Royal Blue, Red and a Smudge of Light Blue - ACEO Seascape

Week 5 and I have to admit to not loving this week's colour prompt. Not one little bit. I'm not a fan of primary colours like these and together like this they remind me of flags which I'm also not a fan of.

Anyway, that's the point of a challenge, right? Do something we wouldn't normally do so, the first thing that came to mind was a boat with a red sail on the blue ocean. So I did a little ACEO doodle of that. 

But, I didn't really like it because I really wanted to stick to my mini landscapes so I decided to just paint another ocean at sunset scene. So that's what I did. it's not my favourite of the SOC ACEOs so far but still, I did it and that's what counts. 


This was my first attempt

Thanks to Kristin as always for hosting Summer of Colour/Color and be sure pop by the Facebook and Flickr pages to see how other folk got creative with the colour prompt this week. 

SOC Week 5 Colour Prompt

28 comments:

  1. For not liking these colors, you did a FANTASTIC job. I adore your landscape this week, and also the ATC. You have great drawing skills!

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  2. It actually reminds me of the sunsets on the south-east coast of South Africa... déjà vu! You rose beautifully to the color combination occasion:-) Sunsets never cease to surprise me with their palettes... colors I would never use together (blue and red, orange and purple) and yet the beauty and wonder they elicit are hard to parallel!

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  3. If with colors you weren't crazy about, you did a wonderful job. That sunset is beautiful.

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  4. for not loving the colors you did a sweet piece
    isn't it interesting how colors have such a strong effect on us
    drawn to them or not

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  5. I agree with you, this weeks colours were really a challenge! Love both your ATC and your mini landscape, you have really used the colours with great skill :-) xxx

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  6. Well done Nic, as you say a difficult prompt, and I have to add I cheated with the help of pic-monkey on mine as I find primaries very difficult to handle. Your little landscape is wonderful.

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  7. I LOVE this landscape Nic! The sailboat is cute, but I really love the landscape since those are what I like to paint, although I've never attempted one in these colors. Great job with a difficult (for you) prompt!

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  8. I love your little sailboat, Nic! I rarely use primary colors either; so I know how you were feeling.

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  9. Your sea sunset is perfect - makes me want to head out for a watery vacation.

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  10. you know Nic, you could do a land/sea scape in any colors and it would be brilliant-LOVE!

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  11. Ahh, saw these on FB and loved them then, but they're even better on a larger screen :D

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  12. Perfect art for these colors.

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  13. Awesome work with the colors Nic. All your work is awesome. About the soy chorizo, I doubt if you could find it there. I recently found it and love it! Great job again.

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  14. Fantastic sunset Nic. I'm still at a loss with these colours but hopefully like you I'll rise to the challenge ;D
    Thanks for inspiring. Have a wonderful day and hopefully a glorious sunset!

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  15. I Kind of feel the same as you about the colours but as you said it is challenge så I tried to make something out it. I think your paintings are splendid and one can't see you don't like it, though :) - Thanks for sharing
    Kind regards
    Mariane
    http://cordes.re/blg/wind/?p=1243

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  16. Wow, those colours together really do sing out don't they? I like them both! You've done a great job :0)

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  17. Your landscape is beautiful, and so is the little boat. Like you I didn't like this weeks colors, and my first thought was to paint a light house neaarby the sea. I left that idea for a better one, but it sure was hard this week.

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  18. you know I like your first attempt too! The landscapes beautiful.

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  19. You did great on the challenge. I think I'll skip it this week as I don't like the color combination either. :)

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  20. I would never have guessed you weren't a fan of these colours! I like your little boat and your ocean landscape is wonderful.

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  21. amazing how good those colours go with each other - i love the first one

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  22. I like your little landscape too, but my favourite is the boat in the SOC colours, it's just right.

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  23. I love your ocean at sunset theme and relay like your little sailboat, too. Great way to use this week's colors.

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  24. I am new and the colors are a challenge. Not use of sticking to so little colors.

    I do say you did well on both.. I cheated on one color. Long story. If you want to look and read what I wrote and see mine. Have a great day!

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  25. Your little boat is adorable! I love the red sail! If I had a boat it would have a red sail :-)

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