Thursday, January 14, 2016

# 14 Let's Get Away"

# 14 of the challenge.  It's frigid here in Michigan. And windy with blowing snow. And we haven't seen much sun lately. So when I approached my studio, I knew I wanted to pick up corals, oranges, and yellows. Ahhhhh, I feel warmer already.

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  1. I LOVE your palette! Your color is so vibrant, the paintings just glow, especially the oranges...

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    1. Thanks, Corinna! I love these colors, too.

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  2. I'm with ya: let's get AWAY! You did it—this painting says bah! to frigid, bah! to wind, bah! to gray skies. Is this painting pure invention, or did you have some bit of a reference. As always, love your juxtaposition of positive and negative space, your pops of underpainting brightness, your depth of field.

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    1. Thanks, Dotty. No reference picture except for a very similar painting I did years ago. Same colors, etc. No reference for that either. Sometimes I use one, sometimes I just "go at it"!

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  3. Laurie - I can almost smell the enticing fragrance of the orange blossoms from here! Sorry about the frigid temps. :o( ...not trying to be coy but we are just getting ready to pick oranges from our tree...
    Sending sunshine and warmth!!!

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    1. Oh geez....I've never thought about picking oranges but now I want to. This is getting old up here!

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  4. Laurie you outdid yourself today! This is fantastic!

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  5. It is nice to do flowers when the weather is cold and gray. Nice and cheerful - thanks

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    1. Thanks, Val! I agree....flowers are the best in the kind of weather!

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  6. Shazam! I'm awake now! I really love the cobalt at the bottom. Not the first thing that caught my eye of course, but they rest in those brilliant transitions. Why do I suddenly want a cold drink with a tiny umbrella in it? (chilly here too today)

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    1. I'm with ya, Sheila. And I love the word "Shazam!" Hope you don't mind if I borrow it for the title of a painting! Thanks

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  7. Saw this in my sidebar and it glistened my whole page - really pops! Nice painting to do on a snowy, windy day.

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  8. Laurie, I think we need to start a fan club for you - a well deserved fan club! Another beauty!!

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  9. Thank you, Chris.And I'd be first in line for your fan club, too!

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  10. This is a great design. I could see this being licensed for many things.

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