Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer of Color Grand Finale: Orange, Orange, Blue



This was a painting I did on a canvas which I then made into a journal cover. Blue is rather predominant in this composition but the focal point is the moon which turned blood orange during the total lunar eclipse of April 2014. Providing companionship to the unusual Moon is Spica the brilliant star of the constellation Virgo and the red planet Mars. I love astronomy and after witnessing this uncommon sight I recreated it as a painting. Additional orange elements are the orange button closure and the orange glass bead.





This  journal cover hews more closely to the orange-orange-blue color scheme. There are two shades of orange and a single shade of blue. I made the cover using recycled sari material that had these lovely shisha (mirror) embroidery. The blue and orange closure was made using fabric and a button. The wrap around cord is also a blue.

Orange and blue are terrific color combinations and I am pleased that I was able to have two things that could fit into the challenge.

Thank you Kristen for this wonderful challenge. See you next year.

26 comments:

  1. How perfect....two journal covers...I really like the first one....as it reminds me of an old Frank Senatra song...The nearness of You....the first line is ~~~~"It's not the pale moon that excites me, that thrills and delights me....oh no....it's just the nearness of you....a very romantic cover.

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  2. Beautiful work for SOC, Indira. I, too, was fascinated by the orange moon when I saw it here, a wonderful sight! Valerie

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  3. These are absolutely beautiful. I love the fist one, the blue with just a touch of orange is stunning.

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  4. I loved working with this color combination, too! You did such a fabulous job with it. Both paintings are stunning! I love how you used the total lunar eclipse as your inspiration for the first work of art, Indira! It has been wonderful following you through the Summer of Color! Thanks for everything! HUGS!!!

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  5. these are both gorgeous and yes, the colors are wonderful together.

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  6. Fabulous journal covers- awesome creativity!

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  7. Love your interpretations of orange, orange, blue. Very beautiful.

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  8. It's beautiful and eye catching. I love the blue color you chose and together with the orange it turned magic.

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  9. Wow, they are simply amazing. Fabulous takes on the colours! I do love astronomy too :)

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  10. both of These covers are just gorgeous - my favorite is the first one with the moon! happy SOC!

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  11. Very beautiful! I especially LOVE the cover with the lunar eclipse!

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  12. they are both such wonderful representations of the last color challenge! Loving the first one especially.

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  13. Both pieces are fabulous! What a delight seeing all your work during this SOC - and wishing you a most colorful rest of the year.

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  14. The first one is adorable and I like how simple and elegant the second is.

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  15. These are both lovely Indira! I have enjoyed seeing your creations this year! Hope you will play again next year!

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  16. Beautiful. So effective to have that gorgeous blue with the splash of orange.

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  17. I'd be hard pressed to have to choose a favorite of these - they are both gorgeous.

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  18. It's incredible how using the same colors, but transposing them makes them look so much different. Really, really lovely journal covers.

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  19. Fabulous journal cover and recycling too

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  20. I love both of these they are amazing! I really love the blue one with the orange moon :-)

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