Friday, 13 August 2021


"Keep it Simple" is the theme at "Try it on Tuesday".
I thought this was a terrific theme and nearly filled a (small) sketchbook with quick and/or simple art.

This was the one I liked best; simple it might be but quick it wasn't as I kept changing the design and redrawing it.  But I rather liked it in the end.

I had drawn it with squiggly lines but put it into Photoshop for a different colour scheme and a little extra squiggle.

Which one do you prefer?  I'd like to know.

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In the quest to keep it simple I also made something for Neet's intriguing challenge theme "Type" at "Art Journal Journey" which I've taken to mean the use of font and letters.

In my last blogpost I painted three pictures with three matching titles and mixed up the titles so that each picture had the "wrong" title.
Thanks to everyone who left speculative comments.  I found it so interesting to read other takes on the experiment.

This time I'm having a bit of fun with colours and a rather simple coloured font of my own.

Here it is in an even more confusing dark version.

For some reason I was very taken with this design.  
What do you think?


Valerie-Jael said...

Fun art, it reminds me a bit of the tests we used to do with kids who had problems to recognise colours. Thanks for joining Neet's challenge at AJJ again, have a great weekend, Valerie

Neet said...

You made me smile. I do not suffer with colour blindness but often wonder what it would be like - do they see everything in one colour or do they see green as what I see as blue. Therefore if they look at grass even though it is blue they know it as green?
I am confusing myself even more now, I had better stop before I do not know what I am on about.
Love your page, it's fun and it makes me think and its a great entry for my theme at AJJ.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps love both the black and the white version equally x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

To begin, I had to laugh at what Neet wrote. I think she was on t he ruight track to colorblindness with the words not matching the colors. You are SO clever with your interpretation of Neet's theme. It's really a fabulous entry for Art Journal Journey.

As for the simple flowers, Squiggles and I like them both, even the one with an extra bit of squiggle!

craftytrog said...

Wonderful art Sheila, I like your first colourway with your quick and simple page. And I love the bold colours against the black in your second piece.
Hope you have a lovely weekend,

Mia said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

Annie said...

I really like your painting. I see Spring grass, a river, a very inviting riverbank, mountains and sky. Then after your processing, it all comes to life because a nice breeze has come up on a Summer evening giving everything movement just before sunset. I always say it and you already know it, I love the squiggly stuff.
Your second painting is a rather fun mind bender. At least for me it is. My mind does not want to accept that green is blue. I try to convince myself but then what color is blue? And what about the red and gray? Being quite bold in appearance, the paintings both insist the colors are not as they appear. I like that you are taking the theme to a different level than the norm.
I like your new blog banner. It’s a good collage and I notice it could be an entry for TYPE at AJJ.

My name is Erika. said...

You did keep it simple but you also created some nice type. I like how you digitally changed the color so blue became red and green became pink. And your simple page is beautiful. Love those flowers, in both versions. Thanks for making a page for Keep it Simple at Try It on Tuesday and also for doing some text for AJJ. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend Sheila. Hugs-Erika

Mrs.B said...

A lovely page and I'm drawn to the purple flowers in the first one, they really stand out on the page.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday, Avril x

janie said...

Hi Sheila
I love the new or perhaps not so new header as I have been absent from the internet for a while.
Interestingly I like the colours in the second one the best which is rather strange as I love pink flowers
And lastly the confusion for me with the colours strengthens my belief - don’t believe what you see / read until you have evidence to back it up - however you could question if the blue you actually see is the same colour as someone else sees, perhaps a bit too mind boggling. 💙

Elkes Lebensglück said...

I find the style and color of all the drawings amusing! The last one is laughing my inner children who think it's funny like a hedgehog that curls up and sleeps!
Hugs, Elke

alexa said...

I like your second peachy-pinky shades very much - feels gentle and warm. How fascinating to see the darker background and what a difference it makes!

Tammie Lee said...

I like both your color schemes for the top piece, but the first one is my favorite.
It is so you, so your art. lovely.

Let's Art Journal said...

Gorgeous and fun designs! Loving your rows of flowers and I prefer pink flowers to green 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday too! Wishing you a happy new week! Hugs Jo x

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Hello, just stopping by to send my good wishes.
Hoping you are having a good September.

All the best Jan