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Saturday, April 27

Focus on Life - Week 17


This week's prompt was Color/Colour - I'm so glad Sally made we, non-Americans, feel included :)

And again, I decided to take the prompt literally, especially Sally's opening remark,

Did you ever notice the way color can effect our mood
and perception of the environment around us?

and brought out my watercolours to paint whatever, and wherever, my mood took me...


This is the result - totally non-edited and non-tweaked - our camera really isn't the best!

No idea where my mood was - Mars??

And here's the image cropped and colour-boosted in Picasa...


... definitely Mars :)

Looking forward to seeing all your colourful responses over at The Studio Sublime, and can I remind you there's still time to enter my Birthday Giveaway - either follow this link or click the button in the right sidebar.

Have a bright and colour-filled week!!




 

26 comments:

Shel said...

Whoa - that's way cool!! I like the first one best,..it's the muted, color thing you mentioned on my post, but it really does look beautiful. So you were thinking about Mars, eh? I see an Eye - a beatiful, colorful, artistic eye!! And Mars,.... ;-)

Islandgirl said...

Lovely colours! I don't see mars much too yellow for my vision of Mars.. but definitly bright and cheerful... Yellow is such a cheerful colour... it reminds me of the sun which we see so rarely here!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful, I actually like the muted first photo!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Mars art, love it! I keep hearing about Mars this week in random ways. Something on the radio was telling me about how Blur wrote a song to be the first played on Mars to anounce the thing had landed safely. It didn't though so the song was never played (on Mars at least). The universe seems to be telling me to pay attention lol. Looks like you had a fun exploration of your own

AntiquityTravelers said...

gorgeous effects with that color! I love the blending from one to another

thewovenspoke said...

I like them both. The first one is more relaxed since it is not as intense as the second one. I see an eye and I suppose Mars has an "eye" too :)

maryharding said...

Your bright and colorful painting makes me feel very happy!! Love it.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Sounds fun and relaxing to get out the water colors and see where your mood takes you.

CraftyHope said...

I love that you kinda went with the flow to create this colorful work of art. Sometimes you just gotta let the color do the talking. Nicely done :)

Janet Bocciardi said...

Interesting and great take on the prompt. One could do a new one every day and then look back and see how one's moods changed throughout the year. Love!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful water color Claire, very abstract.
Therese

Annette said...

I love all the colors but I'm drawn more to the muted one. Maybe that's because the room I'm in right now is flooded with sunshine. On a cloudy dreary day I would probably be drawn more to the bright one! Beautifully done, Claire!

Debi said...

I LOVE that you thought to use watercolors to express your colors this week. It does feel otherworldly to me. Great effects, specially the lower section with the gorgeous browns and greens.

N Valentine Studio said...

I think the mood was YUM! I love this piece.

Alicia said...

Your mood was surely bright and cheerful :) and so are your watercolours: I love them!

Alice said...

I like where your mood took you! What beautiful colors!

Beti Horvath said...

Don't know what it is, but I do like it! Looks like there is an eye in there....

My Life Under the Bus said...

LOL it does look like Mars but it also reminds me of a peaceful sunset at the lake at the end of a hot day. Beautiful colors!

Tanya said...

What a great watercolor. I have always wished I had any type of artistic leanings. I love how different it looks with the editing.

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Nice colors- I really like the original the best!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Claire, this is a beautiful painting - the colors are fabulous! You should pull those paints out more often. :)

Becky Pancake said...

I love your painting. I cannot paint myself and I am in awe of those who can. The colors are wonderful.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Your muse was having a great time which of course is the best way to paint. Love it and adore watercolors.

Courtney said...

Really beautiful! Such talent.

Bonnie said...

Love your watercolour picture. Gorgeous.

LoriF said...

SO far behind, sorry! LOVE your watercolours, you are so talented! I really, really have to get mine out as well.