Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer of Color 2015 Challenge #2


This week's challenge required two pinks and an orange. I almost made it… With a little burnt umber…. I know....  I said almost!  I have to say this was another tough one for me.  I like the fact that my comfort zone is being stretched with the Summer of Color, but I already broke the pact I made with myself when I started the challenge.  I had every intention of using only the three colors - no blacks, umber, or whites.  Although many of the other players are using extras, especially black and white, I wanted to try to pull off paintings done entirely with the three chosen colors.  That would be great if I chose to paint flowers, or sunrises, or.... flying pigs headed into the sunset... but no.  I had a horse on my mind from the start.  

When I had reached this point -


I almost threw it in File 13.  The screaming pink was doing nothing for me, and I couldn't get any contrast.  I'm glad I stuck to it, though.  Sometimes in life, that is just what it takes - stick-to-itiveness - and, of course, God's grace!

Why don't you join us in the Summer of Color 5 Challenge?  No excuses.  Just do it!

I do hope you take the time to 
Be still and know that He is God.

24 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful! I love her!
    I wanted to let you know that I deleted the first comment per your request, and that you're welcome to relink this post as soon as you can. Thank you, Kristin xo

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    1. Kristin,
      Thank you so much for your help and your kind words. I appreciate you!
      God bless,
      Sherry

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  2. Your horse looks wonderful in pink and orange, I believe a bit of black and white are allowed on the challenge otherwise I would struggle. Fab piece. x

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    1. Sue, thank you for the kind words and for visiting my blog. I am so glad to get to play along with so many great artists!

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  3. I love your horse and quote so much! Yes, I think that Kristin allows the black and white additions!!! If not, I couldn't play along either!!! Thank you so much for sharing your artistic process with all of us at SOC! I just love this!!!! HUGs!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I was going to try to keep it strictly three colors, but that didn't last very long! I am so excited to have found SOC this year!
      HUGS and God bless,
      Sherry

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  4. oh, I know exactly what you mean, I got frustrated by the lack of contrast too! But you did a great job, your horse looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Denthe! I should probably match what I draw to the color choices we're given, but my brain just doesn't seem to work that way!

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  5. I am smitten with your painting. It is simply beautiful. I can't believe you made it with only 3 colors. I guess a little bit of black or white is always welcome. I am so glad i have seen your entry.Will keep coming back...

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    1. Thank you for your kindness, Ozge. Thank you for taking time to visit my blog, as well!
      God bless,
      Sherry

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  6. I am also trying to stay solely with the three colors, and it can get a bit overwhelming, especially when you have a plan. I'm so glad you stuck with it, because your horse is a real classy entry.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.
      God bless,
      Sherry

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    1. Thanks BJ, and thank you for taking time to leave a comment!
      God bless,
      Sherry

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  8. O I love this! Your horse has such a sweet expression. Lovely verse too.

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    1. Thanks Susan! I do a lot of colorful animals, but I'm not sure why I went with a horse for this color combo! I appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave a comment, too.
      God bless,
      Sherry

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  9. what a really precious painting-and my favorite Bible message of all!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! It is one of my favorites, too! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a message, as well.
      God bless,
      Sherry

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  10. i think you did quite well with the contrast! keep up the good work :-)

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    1. Thanks Terri! I finally worked the light pink enough to make some contrast. Thanks for stopping by!
      God bless,
      Sherry

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    1. Thank you Susi! I appreciate you taking time to come by, too!
      God bless,
      Sherry

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  12. I noticed that even Kristin has used black and white in some of hers. That seems to lean freedom to us a little. This week with the bunny I added a yellow green. I also find it challenging with some of the color combinations. But that makes it interesting and new learning experiences. Your horse is a gem.

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  13. Your horse is really great! I can't believe you managed to do it with so few colours, but it really is wonderful :-)

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