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Monday, 11 July 2011

Summer of Colour is Brown !

Hi, Kristin the terrific lady who runs the Summer of Colour challenges this week has chosen Brown and for an added bonus if you zip it up with another colour you get two shots at the challenge.

This is a page from  my Art Journal  I was feeling in a very brownish mood and needed a Sanctuary to tuck myself away from the world.  Gradually I began to feel more at peace with myself and as my dark thoughts turned to lighter ones some very strange and exotic flowers started to grow.  I dare not fully open my eyes in case they vanished and their beautiful perfume went with them............................

There are some wonderful and diverse art projects over at Summer of Colour this week, so many fab artists and creators.

Today a new and exciting Blog has begun, its called Artsee BloggersA place of Inspiration and Creativity (see my sidebar), well worth a visit and you can join in now thanks to the fab artist Geri Centonze.

Hope you all have had a great day and the sun is shining where you are.  Take care, hugs Annette x

57 comments:

johanna said...

brown goes so well together with turquoise, great choice of complementary color!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Netty, this is stunning and I agree with Johanna, those two colours go really well together and make for a super effect!

craftattack said...

Love your brown and blue! Valerie

Paulina G. said...

I love it, I know how it feels when you need a place for you and your thoughts. I can connect with your page, thanks for sharing it. And I will take a look to the link you are recomending

Fliss said...

Stunning journal page Netty and the turquoise looks so fabulous with the brown.
Really loved your little story with it too and thanks for the heads up on the new challenge, will take a look later.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is stunning again netty. Love the brown and blue. It's fabulous.
Gr. Marja

Meggymay said...

Loved reading the piece about how your painting evolves. Its beautiful. Yvonne x

donna said...

This is a magical creation Annette. I am happy for you..hugs ..Donna

Jo Murray said...

Good one Netty! Love the blue... it's perfect.

2amscrapper said...

I love your sanctuary!

laurie said...

it is a very mellow painting,, lovely

Joanna said...

This IS a sanctuary, brilliantly done. It kinda has a womblike quality to it. Love the bright blue 'pop'.

Anesha said...

Wonderful page, love the flowers. :)

Faye said...

I've always thought those two colors went so well together. Your exotic flowers really "pop". Beautiful.

Janet said...

Beautiful page and beautiful story to go along with it. The turquoise is perfect with the browns.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic piece, love the turqoise colored flowers.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

LOVE your Sanctuary, beautiful journal piece, loving the colour combo too..Fab Brown week Netty!

Fuchsia said...

Its Beautiful Netty and you can feel the emotions in it x

Rosietoes said...

Very striking piece of work Annette. Love the turquoise with the brown. Very thought provoking too.

Edna x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is a terrific choice of colors,the page is brilliant as ever hun,thanks for heads up,on the challenge will take a look hugs cheryl xxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

You can feel the calm in this piece Annette - so lovely.
Had a fab day thanks, hope you have too.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is beautiful.

Kindred Spirit said...

I think I've said this before...You're so incredibly talented! This piece is gorgeous, & it speaks volumes to me. Well done!!

Geri Centonze said...

Thanks Annette and I feel really good being referred to as "fab"...love that ♥

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful journal page, love the splash of color!

Sharon said...

I love this Netty and it is stunning with the addition of the turquoise flowers. She does look very cosy tucked away in her brown haven!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your page, those flowers would certainly help me out of a brown funk ;-)

Sharon said...

Beautiful story to go with your lovely piece. I like the combination of colors too.

art2cee2 said...

Love the blue color with the brown...just beautiful

Terrie said...

Those lovely blue flowers lift the page from being too drab or somber and are actually quite intriguing! I like the page a lot and also your sharing about how it came to be. Thanks for visiting me....

Vicky said...

What a gorgeous journal page, and thank you for sharing the way it came to be :)

Auroran Lauriel said...

Netty! I think this is my favorite painting I've seen on your blog so far. She's beautiful and soft and just looking at the painting, I can see she is in a peaceful sanctuary defined by the color brown. The blue flowers are magical and her face is so serene. It's interesting that (I think) you use the term brown when describing your original mood as a negative, but the brown in the painting is a positive. My experience of the brown in the painting is safe and nurturing. I think you transformed and worked through what you were experiencing through this painting. You transformed the brown? Is this the case?

I am so glad I came to your blog today, because what you shared (the transformative and meditative power of painting/creating) is something that has recently come into my mind. I think it was only recently, when I painted my Lady Moon for PPF, that the act of painting and the painting results became a tool--an act of exploring life, psyche and spirituality--for me.

Your experience you share here is gift to reflect on. Thank you. :)

coops said...

this is beautiful abd serene netty.i love the brown colours with the pop of turquoise :D

xx coops xx

Mandy said...

this is a real beauty...and those flowers were just made for this lovely lady...xxx

wearestampers said...

Perfect story for your journal page! Lovely!!
Pam

Terry said...

Brilliant touch with the blue flowers for that pop of color! Love the story! Have a great day!

Sherry Edwards said...

Oooh all dark and mysterious Netty! I love it, and your description also xx

Trece said...

Lovely, especially the exotic flowers. Wish we had smell-o-vision!! Thanks for the head's up about the Artsee site!

Kim B said...

Love the santuary and those are two of my favorite colors. Hope you have a great day! Kim x

PaperPumpkin said...

Netty, Hi! This brown Sanctuary piece speaks to me. I just love it! I need alone time as an adult, but as a child I would most often be alone...in my own corner of the world. This page makes me feel safe...but yet have bold memories. I really love it. Thank you for sharing and for visiting my Blog!
~kathy

Kristin said...

Netty, what a wonderful and special piece. You have touched many of us, as I can see by these lovely comments. It is warm, calming and incredibly beautiful. And the blue color is really striking. Bravo! (and thank you for your sweet compliment ;) xo

Linda R. said...

Love your creation here.. So creative my friend.. Browns are a little tough for me..

Hugs, Linda

amy said...

The bright blue *did* zip it up. The only other one i've seen so far was natasha's brown and green, which was awesome too -
i'm liking these brown ones i'm seeing.

xx,
amy

Vicki said...

I love how your brown is actually a glow. The colors really work well together. Definitely feels like we are in the moment with the subject...hidden away.

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

This is lovely--gives a very calm and peaceful feeling. And I always love the brown and blues together just like you have paired them. Have a wonderful day!
~Scarlett

Terri Kahrs said...

Such a dark and mysterious piece, Nettie! I do love that bright shot of turquoise color! Beautiful! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is terrific Annette and I do hope your flowers are always in bloom ! Beautiful combination with the colours and superbly painted, love it.

Marie

Sesenarts said...

Netty, this is amazing! Plus it describes perfectly my past week! Just needing to find a place to chill. It is beautiful. Julie

Alis Clair said...

Lovely, lovely painting and I love the story with it. You carried me with you.
xxx

helena said...

what a fantastic sanctuary

Gerri Herbst said...

This is fantastic love the brown with a punch of blue!

The Altered Paper said...

Beautiful Netty! Tee

fatmonica said...

This is a beautiful page.I love the combination of brown and blue,so atmospheric.

Melinda said...

Beautiful I love how you added the blue flowers as well

1CardCreator said...

So lovely and peaceful, I can almost smell the sweet scent of those flowers.

Andrea C said...

I love this Netty. Every time I see one of your excellent journal pages I want to start one of my own but I never get round to it. This is so beautiful she is so sad and intriguing and those flowers do look very exotic x

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