Sunday 28 February 2010

The Colour Purple

This is my submission for the Inspiration Avenue "purple" challenge this week - a mixed media piece using collage, acrylics and oil pastels, on a circular canvas (yes - I've started using those new art supplies!)

I am expecting a wonderful array of indigo, periwinkle, lavender and all shades in between to be on display at the Inspiration Avenue blog later today, do come over and have a look! 

On a side note, I think purple may be one of the words that has no rhyme in the English language - unless anyone can think of one??


  1. And what a gorgeous use for your new supplies, LOVE it!

  2. This is neat!! looks like it could be a button or a stool sweat too.

  3. Thanks Stephanie - I thought of you and our shared love of butterflies whilst I was painting this!

    Eva thanks so much!

    Shel, I have NO idea what a "stool sweat" is, but thanks hon!

  4. I have to tell you, this piece brought tears to my eyes. My grandmother has been gone for a long time, but I remember from when I was a child visiting her, she loved two things very much: the color lavender, and butterflies. You captured them both, beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

  5. What about 'Purplicious is delicious', well thats what I think of your beautiful butterflies! Its a bit of a dodgy rhyme I know, best I could come up with!!! LOL ☺

  6. Gorgeous work on that round canvas!
    I can look forward to a few more I think :)

    Hirple: walking with a limp
    Curple: the rump

    Two words that rhyme with purple.
    No one uses them anymore...Let's bring 'em back!

  7. Oh Angie, that's absolutely gorgeous!! I love how the butterflies fade into the distance!!

  8. Love your circular canvas! It works so well with your butterflies. Beautiful work as always :-)

  9. Bunny, thanks so much :)

    Chris - I do hope it brought back lovely memories and didn't upset you hon! x

    Elaine ha ha valiant effort at the rhyme there!

    Lisa ooh well done I'm very impressed at your vocabulary! Yes you probably will see a few more round canvases - I keep going back and buying more!

    Catherine, Annette, thanks so much for your lovely comments :)