Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lavender--Yikes

How did this happen?  I say I don't like lavender but apparently I must because I keep putting it in my paintings. I think I got in a background color rut so I think this is why I picked up the lavender. This one is a small one- not even 5x7.  Can you see the subtle texture on the background? I like that. I am keeping a little jingle in my head--..."dark against light, light against dark..."

15 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

I think the background color makes this pop! Love the texture! You're really doing wonderfully! xxoo

Caryl said...

I can see you are really having fun with these. I can see this one in a small little frame... cutie.

fran p. said...

I think the lavendar is a nice change...you can really appreciate the dark and light in this painting...your very ambious - I totally admire that.

Peggy said...

LOVE this one! Of course purple IS my favorite color, but the composition is striking!

Mary said...

i have a feeling i am going to have that jingle in my head too...

i'm not a lavender fan either, but i love purple. and this has darker purple and those colors with that green look marvelous.

love the texture you added

Caatje said...

Love this. The lavender makes it so lively!

katie purcell said...

Are you going to sell any of these wonderful "practice" jewels on etsy????

Bren said...

Helpful little jingle, I hear it's echoes in my head now :-) Love the texture in the lavender and it makes for an interesting background, everything comes alive

LuckyDog said...

Wow, Martha, you really pack it in if it's not even 5x7! I love the background, the flowers, AND your new mantra! XOXO

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Your canvas work is fabulous...I really like them...I think by the time Feb. rolls around he will have YOU teach for him:):)

Cynthia Eloise said...

nice, bold. great color.

Taylor said...

Ok so that background pattern has my head spinning because it looks JUST like the pattern in a fabric I have seen...this one from Calico Corners is similar: http://www.calicocorners.com/product/designer+fabrics+for+the+home/shop+by+pattern/abstract+and+geometric/cross+section+charcoal.do

But that isn't quite it. Is it just a stamp you have? Purple is pretty popular right now, so maybe you are gravitating to it because you are up on the latest trends, eh? :)

PaperPumpkin said...

You do lavender proud. I can tell it loves you. Kha

PaperPumpkin said...

I have no idea why my K came out as Kha up there, so don't knock yourself out trying to decipher it!! Haha. must be my fingers are growing. Not quite used to this new keypad! K

Adrian said...

Yeah, purples and greens are always a treat for my eyes. This painting is just wonderful!

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