Summer of Color and Color this Quote



I started this picture with the intent of using charcoal gray and pink for the Summer of Color challenge.   I found this really challenging, because I like to use every color under the sun in my artworks.  It was hard to stick with a planned color scheme.  

I also struggled with adding too much stuff and the page getting too chaotic.  I kept pushing and pulling, adding more details and wiping them out with white paint.

The quote for Color this Quote at Artists in Blogland is: 
"The sun is shining...That is the Magic. The flowers are growing--the roots are stirring. That is the Magic. Being alive is the Magic--being strong is the Magic. The Magic is in me--the Magic is in me. ...It's in every one of us."  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett

I used part of the quote in my art journal page!

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!


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22 comments

joy said...

Love this piece of art and the quote! It is hard for me to stick to a set color scheme too!

Abigail Davidson said...

Love how the photograph works so well with the quote! Beautiful art journal page.

Kristin Van Valkenburgh said...

xo

Mary C. Nasser said...

Really love your use of pinks in this.
Your lines are so lyrical, too! :)
Ahh...we all need a comfy couch like this!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Very nice piece of art. As well as the quote. I enjoy your blog very much.
Have a very nice weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

janelydialoves said...

Really lovely bright and cheerful colours to go along with this quote. I love the freedom of your artwork.

Kooky Makes said...

All your pushing & pulling has produced a fabulous layered piece that hangs together beautifully.

Linda said...

love how you combined several challenges into one magical project Marcia!!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful art and sentiments!

Carolyn Dube said...

I went through similar struggles with the pink! I think you handled it beautifully- love the little pops of color!

Tracy said...

This is lovely - I don't think there are too many elements at all, just plenty to keep your eyes well-fed :)

Jessica Sporn said...

This is so fun and ... Dare I say it ... Magical!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your page is fun and fabulous! I am LOVING the quote and how you used it! Your SOC colors look amazing!!!!!

Kim said...

Just so lovely in the pink and gray color combo! HPPF and SOC!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Yummy colors and so summer! xox

dawn said...

I love all the colors and fun on your page. It shows that you enjoyed the process and wanted to play, WAY TO GO!

LOVE the quote, haven't heard it before but it's a good one!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful art and quote. I loved the Secret Garden when I was a girl:)

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful art and quote. I loved the Secret Garden when I was a girl:)

gypsy said...

It's definitely a challenge to select a color scheme... let alone stick to it! Well done and beautiful palette.

Natasha said...

This is stunning work. I love it. I am in absolute love. Love the lines and marks and way you have used the colours. Gorgeous work.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work! Valerie

Kay Wallace said...

Your page is so full of energy I can almost feel it! Great work, Marcia!