Tuesday, June 04, 2013

nuts



I recently told a fellow artist that I hate the colour yellow. He said, "Are you crazy? As an artist, you should never decide that you hate a colour... never."  This morning I looked at these bananas and thought, perhaps it's time to embrace yellow.
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt

15 comments:

  1. Great bananas...........great complimentary colors. Yes, embrace yellows. Sometimes they sing.

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  2. What's not to like about yellow! Beautiful bananas, awesome use of color! <3

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  3. Alors moi, ma chère amie, je vais te dire que je n'aime pas le marron ! seulement si ce sont des marrons glacés !! sourire !...

    En tous cas je trouve que tu as fait un merveilleux pied de nez à ton préjugé... tes bananes sont réussies... et puis le jaune te va bien !!

    Gros bisous

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  4. Nora, I love the way you have used complimentary colors in this. You make watercolors come alive!

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  5. And wow, you have done such a wonderful job! Your yellow is so much more interesting than bog standard yellow. It's colourful, and yet somehow still...yellow! Perfect :0)

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  6. With all the variations on the color yellow I'm glad you found one you think is ok and doesn't drive you bananas, or....did it? :)

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  7. I love the bananas, you did an awesome job with them, especially the variations in colors and the way you pull the piece together by using the purples. It's wonderfully artistic! I don't remember where, but I recently heard a story of an art instructor who told his class to pull out their favorite color from the crayon box and then he took those away. They had to learn that other colors have just as much potential for expressing what they wanted to create. Good for you for embracing yellow! I suppose every basic color has shades that we either love or hate. We just need to find a way to make that color sing in our tune!

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  8. Just love your linework and how you use color in the same carefree style!

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  9. Yellow is your colour, a little gem.

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  10. Beautiful watercolor!!! Love the greens as well!!!

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  11. Ooh I do so love bananas. And yellow.

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  12. Fantastic! and very realistic :)

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  13. These bananas are perfect, I love how you melded the colors and I do love a banana with a touch of green still on it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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