Thursday, December 8, 2011

Inspired by Nature's Colors


Blues, purples, greens...
These are the colors that I tend to gravitate to the most.



I created another Mandala, only this time with very few colors.


As I created this mandala, I thought of the beautiful, hydrangeas I hope to grow in my new climate when we move to Washington. 


So many varieties of hydrangeas just like there are so many varieties of mandalas.


I love the calmness this mandala brought while painting with my watercolors.


Do you have a color or colors that you are drawn to?


I'm linking up with 

be inspired...

Becca

38 comments:

Judy S. said...

Love that second hydrangea photo, Becca! I too love the blues, purples, pinks, and red..greens not so much. You are going to be one happy gardener!

Linda said...

The colors in your mandala and photos are just stunning, Becca! Beautiful! I am attracted to many colors...depending on my mood~

Lisa Graham Art said...

Yay! Another post from Patina Moon! I always look forward to your posts Becca. Your art is lovely and I like your gravitational colors. I tend to put a lot of pink in my art. I grew up with pink and I think that is why.

You must be so excited for your move. I know I would be.

xoxo

Phoenix Peacock said...

these are my colors!

Zondra Art said...

Amazing colors and great works!

Have a great weekend Becca:)

Tracy said...

Just LOVE the serenity of your mandala, Becca... those colors are gorgeous! I, too, gravitate to blue, purples, and pinks as well...they feature a lot in my art. But I am learning to love warmer colors in creating, like red & orange--along side pink & purple. Going WILD... ;o)...LOL! So thrilled about your up-coming move--very exciting! Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

WrightStuff said...

I love hydrangeas too - they remind me of my grandmother who used to grow massive ones in her garden.

carlarey said...

Love the mandala. I tend to gravitate toward the hydrangea palette too. Las Vegas to Washington? Your gardener's heart must be leaping for joy!

FLO said...

Blue purple and fuchsia are my favorite colors, I like your Mandala.
Your photos are so beautiful!

Torunn said...

You are so amazingly!. Very pretty colors you use here and beautiful flowers. Have a nice weekend.

SHERI C said...

Very pretty! Happy PPF!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! lovely hydrangea shades!

rajns (carolyn) said...

Love how you used the shading on your mandala with those luscious hydrangea colors!

Linda R. said...

I am liking these my friend. I bet they are very calming to create!!

Hugs, Linda

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful! I love purples and pinks lately. :)

EVA said...

Love hydrangeas in all their amazing colours and love this mandala. Beautiful!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I love your interpretation of the hydrangea. Happy Friday. xox Corrine

Mary C. Nasser said...

Like you, I am drawn to cool colors: green, blue and violet!
I often paint with blue and metallic colors!

Love your first photo of the hydrangeas! Makes me want to plant some now, even though it is winter! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

justine said...

those hydrangea colours are absolutely stunning and vibrant and your music is making me want to go and have a massage, it's very calming and the sort of music you hear in a treatment room!

Carol said...

Beautiful Mandala and flowers!

Christine said...

Beautiful and soothing!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Ha! Christine said exactly what I planned to say, I swear I didn't read hers first, but your colors really are so beautiful and soothing...

BlackPumpkin said...

Your use of colors is awesome!! And your photos amazing!

Manon said...

Wow Becca my absolute favourite colours!!!!
manonX

Manon said...

Wow Becca my absolute favourite colours!!!!
manonX

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the colors of your mandala (and the way you've photographed it is beautiful)!

xo
Kristin

p.s. Good luck with your hydrangea growing in Washington - I just read somewhere that if you bury pennies in the soil it turns them blue...

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful, peaceful work. These are the same colours I am drawn to.

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I adore hydrangeas. And they do grow beautifully here! Where are you looking to live here??? My favorite colors are warm yellow, coral red, and turquoise blue. Even though Ultramarine blue is cooler in hue, I like it also!
HuGGs! Debi

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Those certainly are gorgeous colors. I am loving your work, it's beautiful.

When do you move?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

lisa said...

Becca, this is beautiful, and the hydrangea are just amazing. So much gorgeous color all in one place!

lilylovekin said...

Beautiful shades of blue, both in your art work and in nature. You will be delighted with what you'll be able to grow in Seattle. It must be so exciting to look forward to.

Geckostone said...

Wow this whole post and blog are a work of art, such beautiful color popping out both in the photos and mandala! I love the wood backdrop to it all on your blog page too! Deb

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Just a beautiful mandala, such soothing colors. You have nailed it on the hydrangea colors! Can't wait to see pictures of these soon to be gardens :)

I find I'm drawn to different colors at different times, but there are a few that are always my favorite.

Anne said...

Lovely colours.

Rosie said...

These colours are fantastic, Becca! And your mandala looks amazing!

Daniele Valois said...

beautiful colors!

Heather said...

Sooooo beautiful!! Colors are just so brilliant!

Katy Noelle said...

Hi, Becca! I'm commenting on the wrong post - oops! (I should be on the latest, eh?)

However, a hydrangea and its pretty colors always stops me in my tracks - they're such a favorite of mine!

and, you're moving to Seattle area! Wow!!! I love it up there but it's, er, the opposite of a desert, that's for sure. There are some beautiful gardens up that way. A ferry ride over to Victoria, BC gets you to the Butchart Gardens. Have you been?

Very best wishes for your move! =]

Love,

Katy xxo