Tuesday, 15 April 2014

TURQUOISE AND LIME

The theme at the "Three Muses challenge" this week is to make artwork using the colours turquoise and lime.

"Art Journal Journey" is asking this month for art on the theme "Moments of Happiness".
One of my most current enjoyable occupations is playing with Photo-editing which sends me deep into The Zone.

I'm also linking to "Paint Party Friday" for the first time.

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I took a little unsuspecting flower, painted with water-colours, from one of my older sketchbooks and gave it a going over with three different Photo-editors.



I was trying to see where I could take it, always remembering that the ultimate goal was Turquoise and Lime.


I did the usual wrapping paper design thing




had various little forays into orange and pink and other byways, some of which I will show you in a later post, then took it on a whirligig to make a turquoise tile.




It wanted a rest after that, so I found another flower



and a page from my journal, but I'll show you the squiggled version



and joined them together to make.





I hope you enjoyed your turquoise and lime trip.

No painted flowers were harmed during this exercise.

40 comments:

  1. I love your turquoise and lime story and artwork! Fun to read and look at on a rainy day here in Maryland.

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  2. Wonderful art, Sheila. I think the "wrappingpaper" work is perfect for T3M-cgallenge. The tile is very beautiful, would like to have in my bathroom. The last one is my favorit, it's so soft and lovely.

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  3. Brilliant use of a cheeky wee flower and clever use of an old sketch. The squiggled writing is very cunning. I like the turquoise tile, super for a bathroom. Love it, Awesome !!

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  4. Although I mostly love your paintings which are done with "going over with photoshop" - This time I love most the single flower in the beginning. It's a curious one who wants to find out what the world is like. And she is filled up with energy - I love this little one coming out of that background. And the background ist wonderful as well. I like all the other versiones too but I love the first one.
    ciao Beate

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  5. Well you are having fun with your photo-editing, Sheila, love the vibrancy of your pieces, so you!!

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  6. Yesssss! I loved my trip, thanks! Wonderful work from you again! Valerie

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  7. wow loved the journey!
    Groetjes Karin

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  8. I'd visit that garden any day! I love that you added purple to the turquoise and lime. Beautiful!

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  9. Hello,
    I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award because you and your blog has captured my attention. Thanks for the connection and the inspiration. You can find the nomination here: http://poeticpostcards.blogspot.com.br/p/liebster-award.html
    Feel free to accept or ignore, but just wanted to give you a shout out, especially because I think you’re just so talented and everyone needs to see your work.

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  10. Very beautiful works. I Love how you did it. You have very great ideas.

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  11. I just knew you would do something spectacular...beautiful work my friend.

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  12. Your process simply boggles my little mind, Sheila. Gorgeous!

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  13. As always I am amazed at the transformations you create with your art! It's just magical to me. Turquoise and Lime are a very favorite combination. I read very slowly when I read your process as I'm trying to keep up. LOL (in my mind) All are great pieces and the tile brought forth ooohs and aaaahs. But my fave is the second set. I LOVE the squiggly writing, it's just awesome looking. I really like the arrangement of elements too. Great artwork!

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  14. Visiting you is always a delight! I like especially the turquoise tile.

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  15. it is incredible what you come up with from the smallest paintings! the mandala like tile is super, and the last one looks like a garden to me. awesome!!

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  16. amzing artwork dear Sheila. I am in love with your
    squiggled version of the Journal Page!

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  17. So interesting to see where the photo editing takes you, and each version is fascinating and lovely to look at. I love doing this too, it takes painted artwork into a different dimension. While some people feel digital is not art, the fact is that the editing software just sits on the computer until the artist intervenes with ideas, selections, choices and an artistic mind. I love the experimental journey you are taking.

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  18. Fascinating journey with your "little flowers". Thanks for sharing and participating in our challenge!

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  19. Wow! Absolutely fascinationg and gorgeous pieces of art!! And yes, I enjoy the turquoise and lime trip again and again! Especially I love the first and the third one! Wonderful done, dear Sheila!

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  20. I like your play with the photo editior and how patterns grow from it. The little flowers are so nice and I am glad that they well survived.

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  21. I love your 'turquoise and lime' flower pictures, Sheila. The final one in the purple frame suggests to me the lovely flower (in the theme colours) is looking through a window or archway at the view of distant hills and woods. You always open up my imagination! Hugs!

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  22. Sheila its's always great to share in your process, what a marvelous journey you take us on with your colors and designs, your finished piece is another favorite, I love lime and green, such a great composition, I love your work!

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  23. Your digital work with your original artwork is amazing, gorgeous, love them. Have a wonderful Easter, Shirleyx

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  24. Sheila I love that you use your own painting and work digital with it , wonderful result, fantastic colors.
    Anni

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  25. Wouaouh! Super!! I'm happy you're back! :)

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  26. I'm always amazed about your digitally created work. They are always an eye candy. The last picture I like very much. The single small flower on the first image touched me. How brave she stretched herself to the world.
    Have a very happy Easter and may you find spring has left the winter behind
    love, Gerda

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  27. LOVE the bright colors in this foray of yours. Beautiful.

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  28. WOW Sheila, I'm in love with the little unsuspecting flower. It is wo amazing love the pattern around too.
    All other are also gorgeous colorful art works.
    Wish yuu nice Easter days,
    big hugs Anja

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  29. That tile would make a wonderful ceramic tile and the 'wrapping paper' a great fabric.

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  30. Very pretty and I love your use of color!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  31. I love that first little flower - so sweet - like the little shoots peeking up right now in my garden.Happy PPF

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  32. love what you've done with your little flower and your turquoise tile is stunning. x

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  33. Two fabulous pieces, Sheila, and it is great to see how they were transformed into something new.
    The lime and turquoise is a very striking combination. Jx

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  34. Wow Sheila das ist erstaunlich welche Wunderwerke du aus dieser kleinen Blume geschaffen hast, mein Favorit sind die in Türkis und Lime, aber auch die anderen gefallen mir gut.Ja und Blumen sind eben auch Glück, ob man sie nun geschenkt bekommt oder selber schenkt oder pflanzt im Garten.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  35. I agree with Karla B you are an amazingly talented artist and more people should have the privilege of exposure to your work and the paths you take to get to your final piece. Lovely colour combinations resulting from your vivid imagination and skills.

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