Saturday, June 9, 2012

SUMMER ? OF COLOURS - Week One

Kristin of Twinkle Twinkle is doing another Summer Of Colours Challenge this year.  While I vowed not to do any more 'challenges' for a while, who could resist pretending it is summer here, when we are all damp and cold.

Her colours will all be based on icecream.  For me this is the absolute clincher... I LOVE icecream.

The pinks and oranges of 'sherbet' are the first week's colours:


Venezia - Acrylics on canvas

Oleander in my garden

Central Australia

Yummy, yummy colours.....


Hot Gossip - acrylics on canvas

Many of the participants have posted to Flickr and you can see them HERE.

Enjoy.

32 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, such beautiful work and what a fun challenge

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  2. Such wonderful colours on such a grey morning Jo!! Wow!! Fantastic fun and the mention of sherbet!!! what a day to start blogging!!

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  3. Gosh, those are absolutely luscious, Jo. I felt immediately warmed and uplifted at seeing them. Beautiful! I especially like the oleander photo.

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  4. Wow... love the paintings and photos! The colors are so cheerful!

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  5. Gorgeous colours Jo. Love your Venezia painting.

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  6. Oh YUM!!! No wonder you couldn't resist! i especailly love Venezia-que bella!!

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  7. JM - as if you could let such a colourful challenge pass you by. Enjoy! Go well. B

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  8. Yummy! This all looks fantastic! :)

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  9. Absolutely beautiful... every one of them!

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  10. did you do these paintings? fabulous! come by my blog for a little giveaway ending on June 12.
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2012/06/rainbow-sherbert-delight-summer-of.html

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  11. Yes, Jo, those are summer colours! Hot pinks, royal blues, brilliant yellows. It finally got up to 21*Celsius here today but who knows what tomorrow will bring!

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  12. What absolutely stunning paintings - I LOVE the top one, it's very evocative and I can feel the heat from it! Beautiful work.

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  13. Wow what a wonderful post.... I'd love to be sitting in on that gossip, in the sunshine and with a drink in hand.... !

    Great work!

    Karen

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  14. Boy, what's not to love about this collection of delicious colors and subjects! Each one more intriguing than the last. I particularly like Venezia - just love those colors and you captured the feeling of the place very well.

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  15. Wow! Amazing paintings ~ very talented ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Very talented My Dear,Love your work.You are a real artist,I'm just playing around but having a lot of fun doing it. Denise

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  17. Oh my goodness....your work is amazing....thanks so much for sharing...xxx

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  18. What an amazing collection of sherbert inspired art- I LOVE that landscape!

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  19. Yummy and wonderful Jo!

    I too am a BIG fan of ice cream

    your painting is so full of life and more!
    oxo

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  20. http://beneathmyheartart.blogspot.com/ibrant and so very cheerful...love it!

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  21. oh wow they are all gorgeous but am in love with your first painting, so fabulous. x

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  22. Love your artwork.It is so beautiful.Thank you for your sweet comment on My post.I enjoyed visiting you.Blessings to you Denise

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  23. You inspired me to join this challenge, too. Like you, I'm trying to stay away from challenges, but so many people I visit are here, how could I not.

    What a treat to see your interpretation using these colors for the challenge. You use them SO well!

    As I learn more about Australia, I am so impressed with the many climates and eco-systems. I love how you were able to incorporate Central Australia in this challenge. Everything is really lovely and points to you as a great artist.

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  24. I'm with you... how can you resist a challenge relate to ice cream?!?

    your work is fabulous. i particularly like the bold colors in your venice painting and the way you've perfectly captured the feel of women gossiping in the last one. something in their expressions and the way they are leaning in makes me want to eavesdrop! :-)

    can't wait to see more!

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  25. Jo Venezia actually made me gasp it is so gorgeous, and I love Oleander so much... the man up the road has it all over his fence and when it is blooming it is just glorious......apologies for being so late getting here and looking forward to what you create for week two...xx

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  26. Such wonderful and unique takes on the challenge. I adore "venezia" especially - the city AND your painting...

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  27. I love and adore ALL of your work! Wowzers...

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  28. Oh WOW!..All your rainbow sherbert artwork is fabulous!.. looking forward to your week 2 now!!
    Jan x

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  29. Oh wow they are all so nice!!

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  30. oh wow. I am so loving this last painting, I cannot even tell you! Fab work with the colors!

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  31. OHhh i totally love your venezia painting!!! so warm and tender...looks like the best holiday ever... and then the painting on the bottom !!! STUNNING !

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