Thursday, 17 November 2011

Bright Orange

Is it these dark days that make me want to see a page spread with bright orange?
I bought some clementines the other day and they weren't very sweet. In fact they were so bitter I'm not going to eat them any more. I think I shall buy satsumas next time. Do you think they'll be any sweeter?

(close up detail)

"Open up to the best."

I read this quote yesterday
and I liked it.
:)

34 comments:

Sandra van Doorn said...

stunning. the colors, the mood, the inspiration. i love the hint of pink, yellow, and green lost in the orange - it’s so alive and just beautiful...
xo sandra

JessiVille said...

Oh thank you for sharing this wonderful bright work of art! It's been so dark and rainy here and this is just the pick-me-up I needed this morning. She is juicy and fabulous!
Jessi xox

MelMel said...

Cheerful and happy!
What lovely pictures!x

joanne May said...

I also feel we need bright colours during the dark days of winter.
Thanks for posting some lovely illustrations with the colour orange!
I think these images are very pretty and it is funny you should mention satsumas. I always thought clementines were sweeter!
I will have to buy some now and try them both to compare. ;-)
xxx

buddhafulkat.com said...

gorgeous, love the colors, just what I needed - I set my desktop background to it!

Victoria said...

Wow...oh my..love these glorious colors..such a fabulous color palette..very refreshing and illuminating and magical! Such a beautiful piece..i love it!
Yum..clementines..fabulous..enjoy!I love smelling the fragrance of thier skin!
Wishing you a magical day.
Victoria

PS; thankyou for your very powerful words and wise insights you left the other day!

Joanna said...

These are the sorts of colors that you just want to wrap yourself in :) LOVE love love!

I've never had satsumas before...I must give the a try! xoxo

Sarah-Bodera said...

Ohhh Orange is my favorite color, and you just reminded me why <3 I just love the textures, and her hair is really cool. This makes me feel really happy, thank you for sharing!

Els said...

What a brilliant colourful page this is, Jessie !!!! I love orange (though not the football-orange we have here)
Hope the clementines are better (I only have my organic fruit and vegetable bag every week ;-) ....)

Bella said...

Orange is such a positive colour it is put into a lot of my work. I feel like I have just had a vitamin shot looking at your picture. Yesterday was a bit misty here in the south west but today has been glorious. Apparently we need the rain now. Something to do with a drought!

Julie-ann Bowden Heavenleigh Art said...

love. love, love this art!

Carol said...

What happy pictures.
Isn't that soooooo annoying? You buy a fruit that looks oh so luscious and it............. isn't!
Carol xx

Shayla said...

This is gorgeous! Love how bright the colors are.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

These are definitely good colors to have at this time of year....it has been very foggy the last few days and you made the sun come out!!! Thanks!
My grapefruits lately have been very dry but the clementines have been great. It probably has something to do with how they are stored before and during shipping...that is what they tell me at my veg/fruit shop anyway. Better luck with satsumas I hope.

Ana said...

I love the orange colours and the texture on her hair, beautiful :)

Clare said...

Orange is such a mystical colour - filled with warmth and sweetness. I love the quote, it makes me think of all the possibilities that life has to offer us.

rachel awes said...

i love both of these!
the simplicity of open to the best is scrumptious! & of course the girl...gorgeoussss! & i love orange!! xoxO

Cally said...

So warm and bright!

Ces said...

OOOOOOOOOOHHHHH YAH! I love orange. When I oil paint I iuse bright colors and I have been using a lot of orange lately. It is such a cheerful color and your images evoke joy.

Ces said...

Oh I almost forgot. Have a great weekend, Jess. Next week is Thanksgiving Holiday week here in the US and we will be busy preparing for the Thanksgiving dinner. I have a lot of reasons to be thankful, everyday. Take care. Tsup!

Ginny said...

What beautiful art work. I am so inspired by your work and will be back often to visit.

Purpletreebird said...

It makes me so happy to read these very lovely happy comments! It's very dark and grey here in Devon today and I'm pleased I painted some orange to brighten things up!
Have a great weeekend everyone! :o) xxxx

noelle said...

My favourite colour Orange!Bright and juicy, lovely!

priti.lisa said...

You are fantastic!
And beautiful.
(love that wedding photo)
This is such a happy piece,
it made me feel warm just looking at it! ♥♥♥

Sea Angels said...

Bright orange looks so fabulous especially this time of the year, and you know just how to make it look even nicer.
Hugs Lynn xxx

Purpletreebird said...

Thankyou Noelle, orange is a juicy colour isn't it?
Thanks Priti, I'm so happy hear that. :)
Thanks Lynn, you are very kind.

Jess xxx

ALITA: said...

es muy lindo tu blog, sobre todo los colores alegres con los que pintas :)
Saludos Alita!

Purpletreebird said...

Gracias Alita! :o)

Julie-ann Bowden Heavenleigh Art said...

Jessie, Thank you so much! Huge smile :) Hope your having an awesome week!

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Julie :o)

Sophia said...

Gosh, I REALLY really love the orange in this piece. SO bright and full of life. NICE work! :)

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Sophia! :)

said...

love the orange ❤

Purpletreebird said...

Thankyou so much Midori :o)