Saturday, July 4, 2015

Summer of Color, Red-Red-Metallic


Hello sweet creative friends.

I'm happy and excited to get to do my second project for the Summer of Color challenges.  I was a bit under the weather so got behind but soooo sooo thankful to be painting again!

This week is:
Summer of Color, Week 4 and the chosen colors are:
 Red, Red, and Metallic. Click below to see this weeks colors!

 Red, Red and I chose...Gold - seems like hot Summer colors - don't you think?  It was almost 100 today here in Texas. 

My thought was to make a succulent flower that needs little water in the midst of a red hot summer.  

Here at the ranch, right outside my studio window, are hanging baskets full of a succulent type of moss rose.  I sooo adore them.  They give me great joy every day all summer. 

There are at least two types of moss rose... and one will not stand the Texas heat at all.  However the succulent type last well and the beauty of it is that the flowers are many different colors all on the same vine!  Here is a picture - see how thick the leaves are?!

Needless to say... my painting on a 16x20 canvas is not of a moss rose... it is just a desert flower in the red heat of summer.

I used the following three items from Neocolor II and Pebeo Acrylics on this painting. 

I absolutely enjoy metallic paints and sparkles of any kind so this was extra fun for me. My fav combo so far for these challenges.

We have a red flower here that comes up every spring - on a single stem - just shoots out of the ground.  Most say it's a wild flower but some call it a Texas poppy.  In my mind, my gold flower looks a bit like those spring flowers... and I added a bit of root system too!

Thanks bunches for spending time with me today. 
Sending you well wishes and hugs. j. 


Valerie said...

I love how you used this week's SOC-colors!
Very vibrant and full of energy :-)

helena said...

so vibrant - thriving in the heat

Virginia said...


Lizzy Hill said...

Gosh this is lovely.....sort of reflects the summer heat....LOVE it:):)

Siggadisart said...

Big like :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Ooooh! I love how you depicted the red heat of summer here! Your painting is gorgeous and HOT!!! And I love the flower photo that you shared, too. Beautiful!

Linda Kunsman said...

LOVE how perfectly these colors worked for you to capture the heat of the summer! That moss rose is a beautiful plant.

Kristin said...


Lorraine said...

The swath of gold is perfectly placed. Wonderfully done!

Diane said...

I really like how you've used the colors. Really vibrant. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Jennifer Rose said...

very nice warm looking work :) and what a pretty flower!

Valerie-Jael said...

Really beautiful, love how you have used the colours. Thanks, too for your very encouraging comments on my blog! Hugs, Valerie

Caz said...

This is very pretty! I love how the gold looks on the red!