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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Summer of Colour 4 (week 3)

Hello again :-)

I can't believe we have been doing this for 3 weeks already!! It's been good so far, seeing everyone else lovely work! I love going to each page and seeing how creative everyone is!!

This week the colours were plum, lavender and grey.....these are more my kind of colours!! Purple is one of my faves along with red! I love anything brightly coloured!!  So the challenge for this week was to choose what to actually do with the colours!!


I've had this little guy sitting in my art stash for a while! To be honest I forgot about him for a bit but I found him when I moved again this year! I thought what better time than to try and give him a make over than now?!? I decided to use Gaudi as my inspiration again (I do love his work) and drew out a pattern of mosaic style squares on the piggy!


I had to mix the colours myself, which I have to be honest I'm not great at.  I just mixed a lot of blue and red together to get the plum then added white to that to get the lavender colour.


Strangely enough it was the grey I had most trouble with! At first it was too dark and then it was too light.  I finally finished with this shade although I'm not 100% happy with it as it feel alike it has an odd blue tinge too it. I don't know if this is because of the colours it is next to or because I didn't prime him first!! 


Overall I'm pretty pleased with how he looks apart from the odd blue/grey grout colour :-P I even used a darker grey on his eyes so that I stuck completely to the colour scheme.  I'm off now to have a nose at all the lovely stuff that has been posted already....see you there!

P.S As you can see i have bright red glasses and lime green nails.....bright colours are definitely my thing!


40 comments:

  1. Love your little piggy, so cute.

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  2. cute idea. I wouldn't think to paint it like that but it works. I would paint the eyes even darker as it does not really stand out.

    have a great day.

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  3. Lovely little guy. Great work.

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  4. I'm sure little piggy loves it now that he is painted as he was bored with being white, and now he is not forgotten but is being seen and admired by many people all over the world, so he is a very happy piggy. Great mixing of the colours too.

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! and a fun way to interpret the colours. Thanks for visiting me.

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  6. So beautiful and whimsical..what a sweet little spirit..love the color combo..looks fantastic!
    Thanks for visiting my soc post too!
    Victoria

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  7. Hi Caz. Thank you for stopping by my SOC post. I like your little critter and the colors really make him pop. Great job of using the colors. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  8. very creative SOC project! I too love vibrant colors so I love the glasses and nails :)

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  9. Good to know I'm not the only one who had troubels with the grey - mine ended up looking like concrete and I painted over the whole thing so many times ... but anyway I love your Gaudi-inspired piggy, very cool idea. Also love the red glasses and lime green nails! :o)

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  11. He is adorable and it just so happens a co-op I join in with, Creative Tuesdays, has just started a new theme today and it is 'Pig' :D If you fancy linking to it, the address is here >
    http://www.dottyhill.com/blog/2014/6/25/new-creative-tuesdays-themedue#comments-53ab90a0e4b023fddb173153=
    Our host Michael will be delighted to see you and you will get a warm and friendly welcome :o))

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    1. Oh I will go and have a nose at this thank you :-)

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    2. I'm delighted to see you've linked up to Creative Tuesdays Caz :D

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  12. so adorable!
    your red glasses and green nails are wonderful~

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  13. I am so impressed that you colour mixed. I was just holding my crayons up to the screen to see what was closest :-P

    I am not really familiar with Gaudi but am going to Google him tomorrow (am in bed now) your enthusiasm is infectious :-D

    I think piggy looks much better for his makeover!

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  14. Sweet little piggy. He made me smile!

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  15. Ah how fab is that little piggy!

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  16. First of all, I love your nails and glasses!!! And secondly, your little piggy is so creative and fun, and such a wonderful way to use this week's SOC colors!

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  17. I love bright colors, too. :)

    You came up with a fun, unique project for this week, and your piggy is so cute.

    I wonder what colors we'll get tomorrow.

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  18. What a cute little piggy! :D

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  19. I'm loving your Gaudi-esque piggy :)

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  20. It's nice to see some 3-D art among the SOC posts. Cute pig made with week 3's color scheme.

    Thanks for stopping by to view my SOC creation.

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  21. As soon as I saw the first picture of this little guy I knew I was going to like this post. I was not disppointed - I loved his colourful makeover.

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  22. Awww....so cute! Glad you found him and gave him a makeover.

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  23. Great idea to use these colours in a mosaic-painting! He looks so cute..... I have the feeling that the grey takes on a certain tint depending on the colours next to it. I had the same with my piece this week, although mine looked more greenish than blue.... Weird ....

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  24. Hi Carol, am I just happy for your visit at my blog (story of the pig) - Each time you visit the sun shines - I love your little pig - wow If I had room I sure will hurry to make one too. That is a fab and bril one ;)

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  25. Oh my goodness!!! He turned out absolutely DARLING!!! I can't wait to see what you paint for this week! Thank you for stopping by my blog!!
    HuGGs!
    Debi

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  26. What a clever way to get two challenges in. He's a very posh pig!!!

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  27. What a unique piece for the SOC colours...Your piggy is fabulous! x

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  28. Caz, welcome to Creative Tuesdays. VERY cute piggie. Love it. While strict photography is not allowed, photos of crafts are so that's fine. Do please read the guidelines as add CREATIVE TUESDAYS to the title and a link to my site as required so that we maintain consistency and its easy to see this is for our co-op. Thank you. hope you keep playing along. BTW, I like too how you decided not just to paint this little fella but added your won colours in a giraffe like pattern. Adorable. :)

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  29. what a sweet little pig... absolutely adorable

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  30. He's so cute! I love sculpted things, and your piggy is no exception. I also love too that he has giraffe-y fur but is a piggy. Great job (-:

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