Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer of Color - Blue!

Oh how I love blue. It is my new color crush. So much to swoon over really....turquoise, aqua, baby, periwinkle, robin's egg... and so on. I use it in almost every piece I do. So when blue was chosen as the first color for Kristin's Summer of Color, this little lady was very excited. So I whipped out every shade of blue I had & then sat and stared at my journal. I mean, I sat for quite a bit. Just looking at the white page. Nothing. Zip. Blank. So I figured I needed a little more time & went to finish laundry. Oh Joy! :)

But, soon enough I gained back my artist "swagger" & threw down some color. :) This is the first page of my journal. She is cute enough & needs some words added to her. But, for some reason I just didn't love her. 


So I started to sketch....


Then added some blue acrylic, watercolor crayon, and my fav Faber-Castell Pitt pen (I love these!!) Of course some stamps (I think I have an addiction to clear rubber stamps..anyone else?) & rub ons were added too.

She Knew How to Fly




Ahhh, I like her much better.
I am looking forward to this coming week and the color GREEN
I don't use green much, but I am up for the challenge. 

What does the color green make you think of?

18 comments:

  1. i love our first girl, and the second girl has so much aqttitude...love them both...xxx

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  2. Hello Jen! I love the two paintings. I am actually more than contented with your first output. I would love to personally see and touch your art from the heart works :)I'm just curious, what did you do with the first girl?

    I think I have told you that Blue is my favorite color. This is perhaps the main reason why I enjoyed your art work today. I btw like color green too. I love the shades of blue, green and white. It gives me a feeling of life and tranquility. I will definitely be waiting for your green inspired art works. Have a great art week my friend!

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  3. I really like both of these Jen---just a great take on Kristin's challenge. And are you planning on putting all of the colors in the one journal?--great way to explore color all in one book.

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  4. I love both of them! Really beautiful work!

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  5. First of all, I must say we have a lot of the same art product- obsessions! I love the clear stamps, those pens and the color blue. I also love your communication style - you are so much fun to read.
    NOW, what beautiful work!! I absolutely adore the journal page - her sweet face, whimsical placement and all the detail behind her - just perfect. And the second piece has the most striking eyes - so glad you got your swagger on ;) Looking forward to next week, xoxo

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  6. Great job; how fun...I love her eyes and dreamy look~ I haven't decided how I am doing mine. Have you?!
    Both are stunning~

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  7. I love both of your blue ladies. Wonderful pages.
    x

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  8. Thank you for the kind comments on my blog...you mentioned your daughter would love her...let me know I'll make her available on my etsy for you special :D

    Although you're incredibly talented yourself...I absolutely love your piece, a perfect blue :)

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  9. I have to tell you, I love the first one! Love it!

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  10. Just love your sweet girl! They are both wonderful. I can't wait to do green and see what you do too. Green makes me think of the forest..a forst fairy..hummmm, on a creative roll maybe! Thanks for your kind comment today. :) Nan

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  11. Both your artworks are gorgeous - you have such a lovely whimsical style. They look great with the stamping too.

    Have a great 'green' weekend.

    x

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  12. I love them both but the first one is sooo cute!
    Funny how certain challenges give us so many ideas we just can't get them out into the open.

    Clear stamps? Best things ever!
    xx

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  13. A great addition to the 'blues'. LOVE the first girl.

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  14. Love the picture and you know I like blue as you look around my home. The color green reminds me of Oregon, Green Egg & Ham, Christmas Trees, Lime Sherbert and vegetables.

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  15. I love your gorgeous girlies. Just beautiful! Jessi

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