Tuesday, 2 July 2013

SUMMER OF COLOUR IN CHARCOAL GREY AND PINK


The colour theme for this week's Summer of Colour is charcoal grey and pink, a combination I've been looking forward to.

This sketch of hydrangea flowers is a pen and watercolour sketch from my sketchbook, when we visited a National Gardens Scheme Open Garden event.  The flowers were the lightest pinky-white with the colour increasing at the petal edges, and I liked the idea of using the sketch for the challenge because flowers are in my thoughts just now.

I changed the colour of the leaves and background to a light charcoal grey in Photoshop and added the double border.


This is a very personal grey and pink image, with the pink text added on Photoshop to my own black and white sky-scape photo, which was taken on my mobile phone at Southport a little while ago.

Neither of my images is very good artistically, but at the moment inspiration is rather lacking.  Both pictures have turned out as reflecting the way we are feeling just now because our dear daughter died last week of a brain tumour and they are a little tribute to her.  I hope you will find them acceptable.

24 comments:

  1. beautiful flowers and the skyscape is such a strong image - so sorry to hear of your lose - virtual hugs and good wishes winging your way

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  2. OH Jez, I am so, so sorry to read about your daughter. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow and pain. What a wonderful tribute to her. You did her proud. The art is simply stunning, whether YOU feel it, or not.

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  3. Beautiful work for SOC, Annette x

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  4. Oh my gosh, my heart breaks for you. This is an absolutely beautiful tribute to her.

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  5. Really nice composition and soft colors.I am so sorry for your loss.

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  6. These colours work so well together Jez, I am particularly moved by your sky-scape with the pink txt x

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  7. So, so sorry to hear this, Jez! I love these pieces you've done in honor of your daughter and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs to you.

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  8. Jez, the flowers are beautiful and a lovely tribute to your daughter.

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  9. Beautiful flowers and I must say, your sky looks as grey as the one hovering above me... wish summer would come.
    xx

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  10. I'm sorry to hear your loss. I'll pray that you'll be surrounded with a lot of love while healing. Great big HUG to you. This is a wonderful tribute to your daughter :).

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  11. You and Carol are in my heart! Beautiful tribute... Gorgeous flowers in this grey time.....You know how I feel...

    Much love
    Giggles

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  12. Hydrangeas are my favourite and while my parents had glorious purple blooms when they lived up in the hills where the coastal humidity didn't get to them, my Gran had a single pink bush which she had in a pot so she could protect nurse it through the long summer months. It was always my chore to bring it in after it had had its early morning sun bake and then hide it back in the cool shade at the side of the house... and when it bloomed we would sit and drink tea and gaze at it together...so to me this is a perfect tribute... xx

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  13. The flowers are lovely, and i can understand your sadness just now - the sun will shine again! Valerie

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  14. I think both pieces are beautiful and a very fitting tribute. The words in particular hit me a bit as this is something in the past that I would have liked to read and remember.

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  15. Beautiful delicate flowers in really eye catching colors!

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's passing. My heart is with you.

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  17. Stunning works of art, and so full of emotion. I can only imagine the heartache you must be feeling right now . . . I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  18. I can't imagine the paint you are in, my thoughts are with you. A beautiful tribute. Take care.

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  19. Gorgeous Jez, beautiful soft petals, the sun will shine again. much Love x

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  20. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. My thoughts are with you.

    Your pink and grey artwork is beautiful. This is my first visit to your blog and I've been enjoying browsing and seeing your wonderful work. I'll definitely be back!

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