Thursday, 15 May 2014

SUMMER LEAVES

The theme at "Art Journal Journey" this month is "Circles".
I'm also linking to "Paint Party Friday".







The "Three Muses challenge" is asking this week for artwork made with warm colours, so here are some pretty summer leaves.






I painted the background and frame first, and 
made a number of leaves separately.
I chose these three, and drew some pots, making the pattern on the pots a bit less defined, then assembled the leaves and pots on to the background in the old-fashioned way i.e. with glue.

39 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

A spectacle as always - I love your colorful amazing flowerpots which feast one's eyes on... lovely circle work as well Sheila!

Amazing!
xoxoxo
Susi

limmelon said...

They look lovely and happy, waving in the breeze. Gorgeous colours, love it, Awesome !!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely colours - are these inspired by your courgettes? Valerie

Margik said...

Another super work! I like the pots and fabulous leaves, and I love how you colored the background, the colours are perfect.

~*~Patty S said...

great how you combine so many ways of creating your original pieces dear Sheila...
great colors and design!
oxo

kat said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You have such style my friend, there is design, simplicity and creativity all rolled up in here, your art truly inspires!

Annie said...

I see the circles as eyes and they're a couple of whimsical characters...I just know it!

The potted leaves are marvelous! I love their shapes and colors and intricate designs. Oh my, glue! You must have been feeling nostalgic?

Terrific art pieces! Your style is so freeing and inspiring.

sirkkis said...

So original and beautiful, Sheila.
Love your art!

Zana said...

Oh these are so beautiful! I so love the second one.

Netty said...

Lovely happy artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Giggles said...

Oh such yummy artwork...love the circles and the planter pots are so awesome...I see that wonderful pattern on table place-mats....or on a table cloth....love it!

Hugs Giggles

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful circle art and love those flower pots as well. So fun and whimsical. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

GlorV1 said...

Love your style of painting. The colors are awesome.:)

Linda Kunsman said...

both really nice paintings!! Happy PPF!

Deborah said...

I'd love houseplants like that.

DVArtist said...

I so love the colors you use. The whimsy of your art is delightful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Paper rainbow said...

Beautiful simplicity in your work. The shapes and colours are so joyful!

My name is Erika. said...

Great summer leaves. I love your color combos.

denthe said...

Love how you did that border ...

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful pages with full of lovely colors, Sheila

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Sheila I love the pots and the fantastic leaves I also love your little quilt with Nessie, everything are so wonderfully made.
Anni

Unknown said...

I've spent ages studying each of these leaves ---- they're hypnotic! Very well done.

Oh --- and they look as if they're taking part in a Punch & Judy show!

Karla B said...

Sheila, this is marvellous!

johanna said...

as great and original as ever!! it is a joy to come to your blog!

Alltagsgewurstel said...

I love your flowerpot and the pattern and colors, very beautiful!

Victoria said...

Beautiful creations....such gorgeous art..wonderfully alive and powerful!
Shine on!
Victoria

craftytrog said...

I love your abstract art Sheila! It's so beautiful!
Alison xxx

Unknown said...

Simplicity of leaf shapes works allowing plenty of scope for the wide variety of bright colours which you have painted beautifully.

Renee Dowling said...

I like he patterns and warm colours you used. Thank you for sharing.

janie said...

Hello Sheila I love your plant pots and flowers, they are so happy looking and colourful. You have a very good eye for choosing just the right colour and hue x

Jean Hutter said...

Beautiful warm colored leaves!!!

Anonymous said...

oh I like this Sheila.

Mine is up . Seems we all are having delightful displays of color.

sirkkis said...

Your beautiful orange coloured leaves match well hot-challenge, too, Sheila.
Lovely artwork still!

Junibears said...

Gorgeously coloured work as always! xx

peggy gatto said...

I always enjoy seeing your art. Your style is so fresh and the colors glow!!!

Christine said...

Your pots of leaves are adorable.

Anonymous said...

I want some of your leafy trees growing in my backyard. My kind of colorful that's for sure. xox

Deann said...

This is BE-U-TE-FUL great job.

Sim said...

I love your palette of colors and your leaves are FAN TAS TIC!! :)