Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thinking about Color

Hydrangea and daylilies, side by side in the garden
This time of year here on the North Coast, as we fondly call our lakefront city, the garden is usually dry, and the grass is beginning to brown. This year, though, we have had so much rain, that the garden looks lush. This creates an all the more beautiful background for the flowers that are in bloom this time of year. I adore each season of blooms in our short flowering season, but love this blue and orange combo in my garden.

Seeing this color combination in nature reminded me how much I love complementary colors together. I have never shied away from using them in my artwork. Since I am in the process of shifting between computers, though, I am having trouble finding pictures of all the examples I wanted to share with you. The following are just a few that happen to be on my computer. What colors inspire you?

Joie de Vivre I: love these happy colors

Bye Bye, Daddy, detail bottom: a rubbing from a statue in Mexico in blue and yellow
Shrine to (mid)Life in blue and orange
Gayle's paper bag journal in blue, orange and yellow
Another of Gayle's Shrine to (mid)Life series, called My Hands Don't Look the Same Anymore


  1. These works are spectacular...I have missed stopping by ...enjoy your week in the studio and try to stay cool in this heat. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen

  2. Thanks, Mary Helen, and thanks so much for stopping by. This is a great way to stay connected, when we can't be together in person!