Monday, April 30, 2012

Color Challenge • Mustard Yellow

The Color Challenge continues with our post creations inspired by Mustard Yellow and shades thereof. The color mustard is right up there with turmeric and ochre in its grittier dirtier look than sunflower yellow lets say. I find the browness to it very appealing, It sits beautifully with blues from the sea and chartreuse, which I love. I continue to create with my favorite echinacea flower silhouette. She sits here with a steel blue background and flanked by two other echinaceas one in grey and one in white.

Echinacea Trio                                            by Velásquez©2012

Found some photos to share of this inspiring color from the yellow family. 
Yellow is considered the happiest color in the spectrum. 
Stonewall at Polly Hill Arboretum • Martha's Vineyard
Yellow and rust cans at Fiddlehead farm • Martha's Vineyard

Pot Holders at Anthropologie
A pair vases at Anthropologie   
Lamshades at Anthropologie
Walkway Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

Not just for school buses and taxi cabs! l so found some fun bits about the color yellow to share with you here:
Yellow Pouf floral by Velásquez©2010

The Color YELLOW...

Symbolizes success, joy and happiness.
Considered the color of royalty in China
75% of all the pencils sold in the USA are yellow
Encourages communication
Holds the promise a positive future
Sparks creativity
Stimulates and activates memory

This is the fourth month of the challenge. 
Louise Gale, a fellow blogger, artist and life coach, has a color challenge on her blog which she started in August of 2010. At the first of the every month a color is given and you are challenged to create something using the color and others from the palette. You have until the 28th of the month to complete your project. Join the challenge, here, You can join in at any time. Make sure to visit the other artists who are participating in the challenge at Louise Gale's website.

Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. Deborah - your response to the mustard yellow challenge is great! Although, I think your work is great, so maybe I'm biased!

    So far, I think you're the happiest participant with April's color!

  2. Great post and appreciation for the yellow challenge. Though I wasn't daunted by the color I didn't really appreciate it at first's actually a great color, as you so beautifully show! Thanks for the fun facts too!

  3. Beautiful beautiful! So love you are creating some surface designs as part of the color challenge. I am just starting to learn CS6 so will be fumbling along with the digital versions at some point. :-)

    thanks so much for joining us this month
    Louise xx


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