Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Of Colour - Orange

I have to thank Kristin for asking us to include a favourite quote, or verse, with this week's post. There is a very old verse that speaks volumes to me and that I'd like to share...

I would not paint a face, a rock,
nor brooks, nor trees. Mere semblances
of things, but something more than these.

That art is best to which the soul's range
gives no bound. Something besides the
form, something beyond the sound.

Anonymous ..... 8th Century

How often I strive to find the 'essence' of my subject.  It is a constant struggle, and not often successful. Getting a 'picture' is relatively simple, but there's more to art than just that.  My journey seems to be only beginning.  I can see the goal, but will I ever get there?  That said, the more mileage I do, and the more thinking, the closer I am. So, let's get on with 'Orange'.

Another photo from my deck...  lucky me.

Orange Sunset
A collage... with only a little orange...

The Bluff
Perhaps some of my beaded projects?  I just love these particular glass beads, and have put them on a silver wire choker...



... more angels...

... and last, but definitely not least, an image from Photoshop that I've been working on with a view to making a painting, but I don't know what I'd call it.  It brings to mind the dry outback which is on my mind as R & I are heading there for a holiday.  I hope to have some lovely photos of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Palm Valley, Katherine Gorge, Kakadu, and other remote places, to share when we return.


22 comments:

  1. Great quote Jo!

    Love "The Bluff"

    Robert

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  2. i love visiting your blog...you always have wonderful stuff to look at...you are such a talent Jo with a wonderful eye for art...thankyou for your constant inspiration...xxx

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  3. What an amazing photoshop! I can't even image how to get a start on making one like it. :) Jewlery is awesome, too. Great sunset!

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  4. What an amazing view, love the photo of the orange sunset.. You always have a gorgeous mix of arty creations, and this week is no exception, you have done a fab job with orange...and I'm loving that orange beaded choker :)
    Jan x

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  5. Terrific quote and wonderful projects. So love your Summer of Colour projects. Annette x

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  6. What a lovely poem. Thank yu for sharing it with us. I really enjoyed looking at all your orange themed pieces this week.

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  7. The sunset is amazing! What a view! You've been busy this week with so many creative projects!

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  8. I look forward to your color each week since you manage to find such a lovely mix to feature. Absolutely stunning sunset! And I always like to see your Photoshop creations - like Natasha I wouldn't even have an inkling about where to start....they are so full of texture and shapes and swooshes of color...... Gorgeous! Even though Color is over, I'll be following to see what you're up to since I love your work....

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  9. Love all your beautiful orange...great job!
    donna

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  10. Oh wow what a sunset! I wish I had Photoshop, that's wonderful!

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  11. These are just beautiful! I love your bold oranges - and that sunset photo! Breathtaking! I love your collage, your photoshop piece, your beautiful necklace - all just stunning. Thank you for sharing, xo

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  12. Oh you're so full of orange this week! I don't know if I can pick a favorite piece...the sunset is stunning & I just love your little blue trees surrounded by the orange ones...all so lovely :) xo Joanna

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  13. WOW!! what a spectacular sunset....and you got a really good pic of it!!Love your pieces...and as a user of PSE that's one amazing picture you created....I don't even what to know how...I'll follow your blog and see what you keep coming up with!!

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  14. love the bluff and that gorgeous sunset!

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  15. JM - I think your photoshop work is providingnyou with the opportunity to take your abstract work to new places. B

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  16. Your view is incredible. You are lucky indeed. And I am loving this collage, The Bluff. Wonderful Orange!

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  17. Jo, I love coming over to your blog!! your work is amazing! love the painting and the photoshop pic is gorgeous!!

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  18. I like all your orange pieces. The Photoshop piece is amazing, I hope that you are able to use it the way you have envisioned.

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  19. Wow, so beautiful...Utah comes to mind when we where driving through! Gorgeous~ You have a wonderful eye! :D

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  20. oh that photo of your sunset is fabulous...I adore that orange between the clouds...and your collage, your necklace and angels what a beautiful world you have around you...thanks to share it...

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  21. What a beautiful post! Your art piece - The Bluff - really speaks to me - fabulous! And i'm liking your digital work as well. You are a very lucky girl to have a view like that from your deck - wow!
    Jessi xox

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  22. LOve the beaded necklace and all the rest... you are lucky to have that view!

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