8/13/11

sunkissed

Inspiration Avenue's theme this week is "sunkissed".  I thought and thought and no new painting idea came to me.  So, I'm sharing an early watercolor painting I made for my son that I think fits (he loves bare trees).  It's the first one where I actually was aware of a light source and worked to keep it consistent throughout the painting.


Then I kept worrying the theme around in my mind and pulled up all our old beach pictures.  I found one with yellow loungers (sunkissed color, right?) so played with a little digital enhancements.....and came up with this.


The beach is in Salou, Spain and the palm tree overlay is from a Tahiti trip (there weren't palm trees in Spain).
What should have been a pretty easy theme actually was more difficult than I expected - can't wait to see everyone else's interpretations!

13 comments:

  1. That's what's fun about a challenge--there are so many ways to interpret it! Your tree watercolor is awesome! Beautiful colors!

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  2. beautiful watercolor,, just lovely

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  3. I have come over from Inspiration Avenue. I love your entry. The tree is beautiful and the sky colors are wonderful. And I love your beach picture with the creative elements you have added. Very nice.

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  4. Love your Salou beach pic. Great job!
    Stay inspired!
    Michelle
    Brain Angles - Invisible Ink

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  5. The tree painting is terrific, evokes lots of emotions, the colors are perfect.

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  6. Love your tree and the light!

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  7. Oh wow your tree painting is totally gorgeous, such fabulous shading. xx

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  8. Actually, I think you made both entries work very well for this week's IA challenge. Your tree is awesome, and of course, I love the digital enhancement of the loungers. I know how hard it can be sometimes to come up with the "perfect" challenge piece. Yours are both perfect.

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  9. Gorgeous - I love the watercolor - full of golden hues! The deck chairs are sooo clever. Well done!

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  10. Both work for the sun kissed theme. Your digital piece is great but the tree is my favorite.

    Darla

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  11. Terrie, both your entries are fantastic. The watercolor painting is beautiful, I love the warm colors and the peace that I see in this painting. The photo transformation is wonderful - I love how the yellow pops. Great work, both of them.

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  12. Your tree picture is so pretty & dream like - beautiful! Great sun kissed loungers & effects on the photo!

    I didn't get my entry done in time but I did some inspiration gathering with my camera for my blog.

    Kat :-)

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  13. Thanks for visiting my blog. Just want to say that this tree painting really speaks to me. It is some kind of gorgeous. I hope your son appreciates it as much as your viewers.

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