Sunday, 21 July 2013

Summer of Color - Week 6

The colour prompt for the final 
week at Summer of Color, is
Sage Green and Sepia.

I voted for this colour combination
but then struggled for inspiration, duh!

Then, I popped into a local charity/thrift
shop on Friday and, stuffed into a house 
clearance box, found this wonderful vintage 
and very used, very loved, and very large 
paint palette - and it was all mine for £2.

You can tell how happy I am to have got it!

I'm going to put it on the wall in my newly
remodelled studio (ok, conservatory), as
a constant source of inspiration.
I love the colours and texture on both sides.

It got me thinking about the previous owner
of this palette, and I wonder what type of
painting he or she did.

So, suitably inspired I painted some old
tubes of paint onto my lined and gessoed 
SOC Moleskine pages, and included the
quote by Pablo Picasso;

"Painting is just another way of
keeping a diary."

I have really enjoyed taking part in
this year's Summer of Color.
Big thanks to Kristin and to the other
artists who have left such lovely comments.
You are all an inspiration to me!



missy k said...

Great find and love your SOC pages.

Karen x

Used-to-Bees said...

A very impressive palette! Good thing I don't rely on any of my painting to act as diary - people would have a very strange impression of me and my days!

Monica said...

I need to use Bloglovin and not Feedly as the latter has a screwy way of listing blogs.
That is a super find from the thrift store. I think I would have a time using sepia and sage. I love the pages you created.

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely love your pages that you made with this week's SOC colors! And your quote is SO TRUE! I love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us at SOC! And I love your thrift store find, too.

Sabrina said...

OK - Your work is always "spot on" and very witty, always very artistic, etc. . . But, the work you have posted this summer is blowing me away! It feels like you are working at a whole other level. It feels like the real Jo is getting out there. (Was that TOO artsy/fartsy?) Well I am enjoying your posts, and love that you updated your fiddlesnips header.

Kristin said...

(SO fabulous!!) xo

BadPenny said...

What a fabulous inspiration for these colours and super page created in your journal.

Introverted Art said...

omg your palette is adorable :)

Jewels said...

That paint palette is so cool Jo - I would hang it too! And I love your final SoC entry (sigh the party s over - on to the next one LOL)

Natasha said...

I love this. Imagine the paintings that that palette helped created, the stories it could thrilling and fabulous. What a glee-filled find. :)

I love the image you created so much. Beautiful use of the colours. Just wonderful.

Thank you also for your concern, thankfully the aftershocks have been a lot less today, and my nerves have had a chance to recuperate. Just a low level whispering anxiety now, rather than a screeching banshee!! :)

Natasha said...

And...I just noticed you had updated you banner as well. It looks stunning. :)

Virginia said...

Oh Jo that's fantastic, I love your 'new look' blog too!

Eileen said...

Well done on your charity shop find and your artwork this week is fabulous. Love it as your blog header.

I am not at all artistic, though son and daughter-in-law are. I was about to delete my blog then came to my senses as I saw my blog as a way of keeping a diary (to share) :-)

Kelly_Deal said...

Wonderful journal pages!

Linda said...

what a wonderful find and inspiration for your beautiful SOC pages!!!

Renee Stien said...

what a great find with that palette! I live that you created a journal page around it too.

Renee Stien said...

what a great find with that palette! I live that you created a journal page around it too.

Terri Corona said...

I'd have snatched that palette up too, how wonderful. A perfect item to hang in your studio. And I LOVE your journal page - what a great job you did on those paint tubes!

Miss Iowa said...

You are A for Adorable, and I love your journal page based on the palette.

Sharon W. said...

How in the world did anyone let that leave their life? Lucky for you that some people have no sense!!

Kristin said...

Ooooh, cool new header!!
Thank YOU for all of your time, energy and talents shared with the SOC this year. I LOVE your pages and love your enthusiasm. Thank you for playing along - I look forward to doing it all again next year! xoxo

Privet and Holly said...

Awesome find ~
I'd say it was just
waiting for YOU to
come along and save
her : ) !!!

Love the Picasso quote
as well as your new blog
header/design. I'm so
overdue for a re-do, but
life is just too crazy, at
the moment...


Carmen said...

Absolutely gorgeous page. Again! And I'm still green with envy over your charity shop find. (Our local shops swing between pretty scabby or extortionately over priced. And that's being kind! I may need to venture further afield!)

It's been so much fun this year hasn't it?