Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Flower Challenge • Mad for Orange

Painting completed! Able to finish up the work I started and shared in yesterday's post. I completed a goal I mentioned in my bio, which was to finish old projects, one down so so far. 

A favorite color of mine is orange and I thought it would sit nicely in this colorful mix. 
Just the warmth needed. Love it, it is just striking. I blogged about orange as a favorite color here, have a look.
Colorful Graphic Floral in gouache                                              by Deborah Velásquez©2012

 I left off while I was playing with the color palette. I pulled some inspiration from my closet,  cool paper and two vintage finds, the earring, and the cup. I was so thrilled with the orange flower that inspired me to paint a few more. I went ahead a created the trio for today's May Flower Challenge

Flowers for May Flower Challenge • Day Three
Mad For Orange Trio in gouache                                                                       by Deborah Velásquez©2012
Mad for Orange for day three of The May Flower Challenge . Each day you can post your flower creation, whether it is a doodle, drawing, photograph, collage or painting. This challenge has been started by  Lori Moon, fellow blogger, talented photographer and jewelry artisan. Sign up and join in on the flower fun. Can't wait to see what you create as well! Please note: You do NOT have to participate every day. Play along on a specific day each week or only once - whatever inspires you. Join the challenge, here, it is going to be fun. 

Make sure to visit the other artists who are participating in the challenge at Lori Moon's websiteI love challenges like this because it helps build reference material for your body of work, it adds to your sketchbook, portfolio, motif library if you are a Surface pattern designers and so on. Make it work for you.

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  1. The orange flowers you created are beautiful. I also love them with the mixed bunch because they really pop.


  2. Yes, I love the addition of the orange. Great pattern! What's your next project to finish?

  3. Deborah, your flowers are AMAZING!! i love how graphic they are... i had followed your blog a while ago, and then lost you somehow - i found you again (via Lori Moon's flower challenge!) so i'm doing a happy dance. I love your style. I'm a new follower... xoxo

  4. Beautiful! I put my daughter in orange and teal all the time.

  5. So striking--I especially like the mixed color piece. Really cool!

  6. Beautiful, Deborah! The combination is just striking!

  7. Hi Deborah...I saw your blue flower at flickr...but wow! all of the colors together make a bold statement!

  8. You amaze the hell out of me. I always love your flowers. I'm so glad that you are joining in the fun.


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