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Thursday, April 1, 2010


Two photographs, taken by my daughter, prominently displays the color yellow. She made the first still life to photograph and paint, but then the assignment was modified and the painting must include complimentary colors (I don't know anything about those, but she chose purple and yellow). She arranged another still life and is currently working on a painting of the second photo. Yellow is a color I am incorporating into my bedroom, kitchen, and sunroom this year. I thought the arrangements were special and beautiful, so I wanted to share them.

handmade pottery pitcher, lemons and mint from my flower bed

grandpa's yellow chair, lavender fabric, my goose measuring cup, lemons and a pansy from my flower bed

The colors are bright and pretty-cheerful and sunny and I'll proudly display the finished painting.
 And, of course, I'll post a photograph.

Nature Rarer Uses Yellow
Emily Dickinson

Nature rarer uses yellow

Than another hue;

Saves she all of that for sunsets,--

Prodigal of blue,

Spending scarlet like a woman,

Yellow she affords

Only scantly and selectly,

Like a lover's words.


violetlady said...

What beautiful colors. I especially like the use of purple and yellow. I am sure the paintings will be lovely.

KathyB. said...

Yes, your daughter got her complimentary colors right! But I love blue and yellow together, both primary colors, both appealing to me and used liberally in my home.

I have a lot of pottery with the blue and white spatter in your picture, and lemons are the perfect accompaniment to them as a decorating and practical placing in my kitchen.

Will you be showing your daughter's finished assignment?

Southern Comfort said...

I will definitely showcase my daughter's finished painting, both on the blog and in my home. I'm glad y'all liked the photographs. Thanks!