Sunday, June 15, 2014

Summer of Color Week One

Summer of Color
This is the first time I have joined this challenge. I'm not sure I'll manage to keep up since I seem to have that problem this year. I will try and I will have fun :) 
Using a limited color palette was more difficult than I thought it would be...after what's so hard about creating an image using only 2 main colors and one accent. WRONG! I found that I had to almost slap myself to keep from grabbing a different color for shading and whatever. 
So here is my first simple entry ... using water soluble oil pastels on watercolor paper. 
I just know you're surprised it's a flower :) 
The Hub's calls these my "Hippy-Love & Peace" flowers. 
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  1. Hi Carol. Your flower is awesome and yes, a little hippish and cool. Nice job, perfect with the colors. I always love the quotes you have on your blog, very thought provoking. Take care, enjoy the day.

  2. Lovely carol. I agree it is so difficult using just three colours. I found myself struggling with these three ! Hope you have time to play along fir more of the challenge! :)

  3. Love your flower for the SOC. Hugs Annette x

  4. And, Carol, it is such a nice flower, too. It looks great against the background color.

  5. Perfect for summer! Perfect color! It does sort of make me think about summer college days!!!

  6. That's gorgeous! Love the texture of it as well. :)

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  8. I need some of those water soluble oil pastels. Mine require turp or a turp-like solution to activate them. Your flower is simply stunning. I see the shading, even though you only used the three colors. This is wonderful.