6/10/11

PPF is all in blue

This is the photo that starts it all............

If you'll remember, last week I posted an abstraction I'd started working from this gear photo. I redid it this week with another focus - even more abstraction and using lots more blues - I tried to use every blue on my palette plus blending them together. This is actually my second attempt - the first had .... "issues". It still feels incomplete somehow but I'm not sure what's missing - I'll have to let it settle awhile I guess.

Above, first abstract, still pretty literal...

This week's interpretation in blue...I used cobalt, ultramarine, pthalo blue, antwerp, and cerulean blues with a touch of the orange and rust in the original photo.

This painting in mostly blues was done from a photo I took from a cruise ship of the rock of Gibraltar at sunrise. I painted it a few months ago but it fit the blue theme of the week and I'm generally pleased with how it turned out....

Visit the Paint Party Friday group for a wide range of subjects painted by talented folks and Summer of Color with Kristin at Twinkle Twinkle (this week's color is blue...)

45 comments:

  1. Loving your abstracts and the beautiful Rock of Gibraltar painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. LOVE the blues! I especially enjoyed your Rock Of Gibralter colors and composition! HAPPY PPF!

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  3. Oh, you should be very please with the way both of these turned out. I have to practically tie my hands to stay out of the blue paint.

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  4. I love the blues in both - my favorite color.

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  5. Hi Terri...fabulous and bold..i love all blues..so this is very striking to me...beautiful!
    victoria

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  6. these are so good, I love blue.

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  7. Terrie ;o) Thanks for coming by my blog ;o) I love your paintings! I love the blue hues and I think the abstract painting looks terrific! Have a wonderful day! Stacy

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  8. Hi and Happy Friday. Love all your abstract gears, they all have there own special appeal. the landscape is beautiful. (An ACEO is a work of art, any medium you chose, the only rule is the size which has to be 2.5"X3.5" and can be horizontal or vertical.

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  9. That photo is such a great inspiration piece. I love that your really went abstract in you second piece. And what a wonderful way to remember a trip, beautiful!

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  10. Wow brilliant work! What a wonderful exercise!!! Blue and oranges are my favourite colour combinations! They compliment each other so well. Great work!

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  11. Very good interpretation of the photo, in form and color .... I like your ability to synthesis, is something I envy because I am unable to ignore details. Saludos

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  12. beautiful,, I love what you see,

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  13. I really like both versions of the gears. Great color combinations. And the last piece is so peaceful and dreamy. Beautiful work.

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  14. The blues just pick you up and reel you in. Very nicely done. I like that you've painted something about your trip. That's a great idea. Happy PPF!

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  15. Terrie-Love the way you work your watercolors! I so get the 'issues' paintings (I have so many of those),Thx for the visit and YES those arrow signs are in my yard!

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  16. love the blues & rusts together, especially the Rock! happy PPF

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  17. Beautiful blues!! I really like your abstraction. Lovely!

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  18. You've mastered the blues! Love your sunset skies as well. Great work!

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  19. These sure don't make me blue viewing them...haha! That sunrise over the rock is stunning :D

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  20. Such dreamy blues...love your abstract. Happy PPF.

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  21. great abstract work!

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  22. Wonderful...I love seeing the process!

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  23. Your blues are wonderful and the complementary oranges really make them pop!

    xo
    Kristin

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  24. Your blues are amazing ... !

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  25. Terrie, this is beautiful! I've always loved photographing gears ( we have lots of old mine stuff here in the Mother Lode) but I never thought of painting them!!!! Cool!Deb

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  26. I love BOTH abstracts. The second with the emphasis on the different blues is wonderful. And your Rock of Gibralter painting is beautiful! That sunrise is stunning. Gorgeous work, Terrie! :)

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  27. It's very interesting to see how you abstacted the rusty gears into something completely different! Lovely seascape, too!

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  28. Very cool and well done. I really love the Rock!!

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  29. *Giggle* at your description of the first version. I can almost see you staring at it, tilting your head a bit.
    Cool work with the blues.

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  30. Heck YES! That second abstraction is pushing it--I love it. :)

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  31. Very nice abstraction!

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  32. Love the blue against the orange in the last picture.

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  33. Loving your Rock of Gibraltar at sunrise piece...all those lovely shades of blue :)
    Jan x

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  34. i love how you've interpreted the same photo in such an abstract way this week and the pop of rust looks good beside all the shades of blue. i really like the painting of the rock of Gibraltar- such a delicate sunrise.

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  35. It is so wonderful to see two separate versions of the same inspiration - the colors really do make such a statement and I love the differences between the two. Beautiful work, thank you for sharing, xoxo

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  36. Terrie, I know I already commented on how gorgeous these pieces are but just wanted to say that I'm glad to see you are playing along in the Summer of Color, too! Yay!!

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  37. wow...these are lovely...xxx

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  38. Amazing! I love the depths of blue you have achieved in your paintings. The Rock is stunning.

    Karen

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  39. Love the abstracts and the blue rock is a magical place I want to visit! Lovely work! jessi xox

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  40. Beautiful paintings! love your abstract one and the rock..gorgeous!

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  41. The blues here shadow so well, in the images~
    Nice!

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  42. Stunning pieces!

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  43. Stunning work... love your beautiful paintings...

    Jenny x

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  44. oh really neat! Haven't seen an abstract yet!

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  45. Fabulous works of art... love them all :D

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