Summer of Color Week 3: Purple and lime green

This is this week’s contribution to Summer of Color challenge that you can find out more about here on Kristin’s blog. The colours for this week were purple and green which I have to say were not my first choice and so this week has been a bit of a struggle, but that is part of what I like about this challenge. Can I also at this juncture say a big thank you to Kristin because I was lucky enough to win last week’s prize and the whole week has felt like I have won lotto!! I am so grateful!

Earlier this year I painted these in my art journal, as an idea for two canvases that are over a metre long that I want to hang in my kitchen. I LOVE asparagus, they represent Spring to me and the end of Winter, and when they are around, I know that my November birthday is not very far away. :)

Asparagus painting planningWhen I was contemplating what I was going to paint for this week, I saw the canvases that I had put aside for these paintings, covered in gesso and white paint but that was it. I realised there was both green and purple in these paintings so that is what I decided to do.

These are the work in progress as they stand now. I plan on making the stalks longer and painting out the drips. I am not entirely happy with them but will work on them more this week.  (Also I left in shots of my floor as mentioned in this post! :))

Art WIP and my floor!!!

Asparagus #2 WIP

While I have had these paintings on the go I also did a couple of journal pages.

Miracles all around us

Bird SongThe journaling on this spread reads:
Sometimes she could only listen to the birds song to find peace amongst the other life noise.

I have another couple of pages half started but I could not get them to work, so they will sit until I know where they are going! :) I hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend, and I look forward to getting around the other participants and seeing how they used the colours this week. :)


23 thoughts on “Summer of Color Week 3: Purple and lime green

  1. Superb asparagus (one of my favourite veggies too), perfect for this week’s colour theme. I’m loving your journal pages too, and can relate to the comment about the calming nature of bird song.

    Groovy toenails!!

  2. Way to go with the asparagus (and your very cool toes!). I love your journal pages. Beautiful! I can’t wait to see what next week’s colors will be…maybe something not so challenging as lime green and purple?!!!!! Fun, fun! I love summer…! Have a sunshine kind of day, kathy

  3. I absolutely love your asparagus, your leaves, and your she-art journal page! The message/quote is fantastic. Your art work is so beautiful! And thank you so much for visiting my blog, too!

  4. Lovely work. Those asparagus are lovely and I love your journal pages – the girl listening to the birds is gorgeous, love the quote too.

  5. Hi Natasha, I’m assuming I have the right Natasha who visited me and asked about he twinchies. Not sure what I am going to do with them yet, but they might go in my 12 months in view journal. I can see you have had a lot of fun with the colours “last” week! BJ SOC#41 in week 3

  6. I adore your asparagus pages. We’ve only had it once and Craig likes veggies cooked to mush (eurgh) so as you can guess they didn’t turn out nice. Even he said he should have bowed to my superior nagging on this one. I will try again though as I have has them in a Linda McCartney tart and loved that so am sure I would love them on their own.

    I also love the start of the canvasses – thanks for your groovy feet in the shot as that really gives an idea of size.

    Cannot tell you how I love your other journal pages. It was that style of face that had me voting for the grey and pink combo every week – I so admire it. Now that we have it… I’m a bit scared!

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