Friday, June 22, 2007

The Harem - pastel


I'm beginning to enjoy the pastels. Having to fight the temptation to use the same colours in every orange - have to think of each one as a separate object and not that they are all identical.
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”
Vincent van Gogh

"Champagne and orange juice is a great drink. The orange improves the champagne. The champagne definitely improves the orange."
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

9 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

Very lovely pastel Anita. I enlarged this and can see how you have used your colors to create the depth and form. I bet an orange is quite a treat now.

Billie Crain said...

sorry...i goofed my first comment.:( this is really a stunning piece, Anita! i like how you used complimentary colors to create impact. your oranges are superb!

Jeanette said...

Orange and blue are always quite magical together. It is like a secret formula to dazzle the eye.

Optical colour mixing is indeed a skill and well done well, as it is here, it works beautifully.

Mary said...

I love this Anita! I think you have mastered the use of different colors and that is exactly where I am having trouble.

Anita said...

Robin - oranges are about the only fruit we can get here that are worth eating! I enjoyed doing this and felt like it was a breakthrough of sorts in the pastel struggle!

Thank you Billie!

Jeanette - using the strong oranges was a treat after the monotonal colours in the chair picture.

Mary - You are getting there too!

Lisa said...

Beautiful..work Anita...love always the combo of orange and blue...really like that quote from Philip, Duke of Edinburgh...so great! HAVE A GREAT DAY...really nice new avatar of you too..btw...

Anita said...

Lisa - he always has a way with words! Thank you for commenting.

Dave said...

I'll have to remember that about orange and blue. These are lovely!

Robyn said...

Wow - fabulous use of colour. Made me happy looking at it. I love your new happy avatar too.

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