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Orange Circles

Over at Twinkle Twinkle there is a celebration of color, The Summer of Color.  This week’s color is orange. There are links to so many great pieces of orange art there!  This really pushed me because this is a color I have not used much in many months.

I didn’t have any orange paint with me on vacation, so I made some using red and yellow.  There was an added bonus – I had so many little shades of orange.  I think I may mix more of my colors just so I can have the color variations!

I started with the white gelato cirlces, added yellow, and finished with black gelato.  I brushed the black with a wet paintbrush to soften it.   I really liked how the yellow looked on the white so I went back and added to the white so the yellow would pop more.  Then the jouranling was added.

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  • Cynthia August 2, 2011, 6:55 pm

    I don’t use much orange either, but I really do love this page! I love the hot hot color you created!! You’ve inspired me to try orange today! 🙂

  • Lisa bowlin August 2, 2011, 7:45 pm

    I love the circles and how you did the lettering in this! It has a lot of depth and just lovely!

  • mandy at eight is enough August 2, 2011, 9:41 pm

    This is fantastic..I also love how you have dine the bold writing in between the circles…and…I love how you have just used s book…I am seriously going to do that!…thanks for the inspiration…xxx

  • Annette G August 2, 2011, 10:53 pm

    Smashing art journal page, so dynamic. x

  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh August 2, 2011, 7:40 pm

    Love love love! Great bright color and wonderful journaling. Really a beautiful inspiration, thank you! xo

  • Scarlett Clay August 3, 2011, 4:03 am

    This makes me want to paint in a book so bad!!:) I like your orange journal page–perfect words for such a dynamic color! ~Scarlett

  • helena c August 3, 2011, 8:11 am

    wonderful bold piece – the words really add a punch to the vibrant colours

  • JessiVille August 4, 2011, 3:49 pm

    This page is so juicy! Love the depth of the orangeness – vibrant and fun. A wonderful summer altered book page!
    Jessi xox

  • Liette August 4, 2011, 9:15 pm

    I like so much all your orange circle in your book…it is vibrant and fun…

  • Carolyn August 6, 2011, 10:12 am

    Thanks everyone for all the kind comments! Orange and I are once again good friends thanks to this Summer of Color challenge!

  • Daniele Valois August 8, 2011, 2:13 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I love the altered book, the color, the circles…everything! LOVE! It just really makes me happy to look at and get lost in circular orange fun!