Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer of Colour #3


This weeks colours for The Summer of Color are 2 purples and a yellow and this is what I did with them. Not my favorite colours so really racked my brain trying to think how I could use them and which bird to use. Decided to go with a juvenile Golden Eagle since I don't have any photos of a purple bird :p

I think I prefer the black background, the yellow seems to stand out more against it. Which do you prefer?

55 comments:

Screaming Feline said...

Definitely black, the white makes my eyes want to look away from it. (Too bright I guess?)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks :) Yeah I think the white is probably too bright and messes with the eyes too much

Mellowood Gallery said...

I had some trouble with this week's colors too but you seem to have done a good job. I like the dark background best.

Valerie said...

Turned out nice :-) I also prefer the black background ;-)

Sharon Fritchman said...

I agree with you - I like them both, but the yellow stands out more against the black background! What a wonderful work of art using this week's colors. Yes, they were hard for me to work with, too! HUGS!!

Tracy said...

Yep, definitely the black. Makes a lovely bold picture.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work for SOC, Valerie

JansArtyJunk said...

Not my favourite colour combo too, but you have done fabulous job with this weeks colours...and I agree ...black background really makes the yellow and purples on your Golden Eagle pop!!

johanna said...

yes, black... a wonderfully altered eagle!

mandysea said...

How cool do these colours work with the golden eagle... definitely the black... its more dramatic!

denthe said...

Great use of the colours for this week! And yes, the black background fits much better somehow!

Chris Lally said...

No purple birds over there in Scotland? Haha. Love the black, too - love the drama. Good choice for your color challenge.

ULKAU said...

I love your eagle! Ulrike

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Thank you :) another for black :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

glad I am not the only one who found these colours difficult :) so 4 I think now for black :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :) 5 for black

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

6 for black :)
thanks :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

7 for black if I am counting correctly lol :)

thank you :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks, I wasn't sure if the colours would work, but they do look ok on the bird :) glows in the thumbnail I made for a listing :) 8 for black :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :) 9 votes for black :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

10 for black :) maybe someone has tried to dye one of the gulls purple somewhere, you never know :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :)

sue :) said...

Definitely black it makes the purples and yellow pop. x

Jo Castillo said...

The black is great. Interesting exercise in using color.

Rolina said...

I like both backgrounds and why don't we have purple birds in Scotland?? Hmm, there is a wee bit of purple on a Mallard duck, I suppose...

Anyway, back to the subject in hand, I love what you have done for this week, it would make a good screen print, I think!

Sherry's Cabin said...

Love the colors on the black!
God bless,
Sherry

Lori Saul said...

A fabulous and majestic bird- bravo!

Susan Carol said...

wonderful bird, yes I think the black is really good.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great work for SOC,
oxo
Susi

Linda Kunsman said...

the black is very striking with these colors-nice! SOC #54

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

didn't think of the mallard, have lots of photos of them I could have used :)

a screen print is one of the things I don't actually have in the pile of art supplies. maybe next uni year, think we have modules we can choose from and one is printing

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

11 for black :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

12 for the black :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

13th for the black :) thanks

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you for your comment :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

14 black :) thank you

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :) 15 for black

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

That color combination was tough for me as well. Your eagle turned out fantastic! The black background gives a bit more drama than the white one.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had lots and lots of trouble with this week's colors. I ended up with mud more times than I cared to admit. Your bird, which POPS on the black background, is truly lovely. I was super impressed with your entry.

Mary Ann Potter said...

The dark background for sure. What a beautiful creation!

Jenny said...

Love your golden eagle Jennifer... works so beautifully with the purple... and really pops with the dark background... gorgeous work...

Jenny X

helena said...

great matching of such an imposing bird with the regal purples and gold and I too prefer the black background

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous!

Kristin said...

xo

Denise Price said...

I agree with you, I like the black background best. It brings out the eagle's eye (and personality), I think. Great job!

Christine said...

very nice! I do prefer the black background here!

itsamistry said...

Black works really well and makes the colours pop. You did a great job with this weeks colours. I struggles with them as they're really not my favourite combination. Anita - Itsamistry Design Studio #82

Indira said...

Yes, black background works better. Very effetive overall.

Svenja said...

Definitely black! (I thought that the second one looked better and hadn't even realized that the background was different until I read the text.) Great idea to use the strong yellow on a _golden_ eagle.

Virginia said...

Beautiful

BJ said...

Truly Vibrant, BJ

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you everyone for the lovely comment :D black background it is then :)