Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Summer of Color - Rainbow Sherbert



As I mentioned in my last post, I'm taking part in The Summer of Color party over at Kristin's blog - Twinkle, Twinkle. The prompt for week one was one of my favorite sweet colorful summer treats, rainbow sherbert! Looking at her inspiration photo I immediately thought of the sunset and bright bold zinnias at the local plant nursery. I sat down to sketch and in a surprisingly short period of time had whipped up a wee friend for this week. Here she is, Miss Zinnia:



She's done up in watercolors and measures in at 4x6". This was my first go at a proper sunset as well as those big poofy flowers and overall, I'm very pleased with her.

Are any of you playing along?

30 comments:

  1. Miss Zinnia is zeelightful!! Great! Hope you are feeling the creativity flowing through.

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  2. This is so beautiful, Danni! How funny that we are on the same wave length. LOL! Great minds and all. ;-) Hugs, Sweetie.

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  3. I love Rainbow Sherbet! I think you've really captured the ice cream with Miss Zinnia. I love those big flowers and your sunset turned out great!

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  4. This is fantastic! Love the softness of the colors- reminds me of the glow of sunsets!

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  5. Beautifully and delicately painted - I love it

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  6. I love sherbert and you captured the yummy and beautiful colors of the ice cream so well, Danni!

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  7. I love your take on our first theme. The colours in this are just wonderful together.
    x x x

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  8. Oh this is delightful ~ so colorful, soft, yet textural ~~ thanks, ^_^
    (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. oh wow look at this!!! I love it! so sweet!!

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  10. Miss Zinnia looks so happy! Beautifully done...

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  11. I love this painting it is so light and breezy. BJ

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  12. Gorgeous, love the watercolours

    Karenx

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  13. I LOVE flower fairies and Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers- what a perfect choice for this week's theme!

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  14. I can feel the warmth of that sunset and smell the yummy flowers. What a treat for the senses, Danni!

    I'm playing along, too!

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  15. great job on the sky especially... looking forward to seeing what you produce over the summer...xx

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  16. Love the wings of little Miss Zinnia and your pretty flowers too !

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  17. This is great...cute little fairy sitting on her pretty flower watching a beautiful sunset...xxx

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  19. So cute! This is beautiful and it looks so calm...Extremely pretty! My daughter would adore it :)

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  20. Oh this takes me back. I always, always, always, always wanted a flower fairy doll when I was a child and imagined the games I would play with them amongst my Mums rockery... so did she I reckon and that's probably why I never got one! Haha!

    Lovely take on the prompt :)

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  21. Beautiful painting for the SOC. Annette x

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  22. I love this! It makes me want to jump into that art and roll around in the sunshine. Beautiful girl.

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  23. terrific, come by for a visit!
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2012/06/rainbow-sherbert-delight-summer-of.html

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  24. oh, that's lovely. those rainbow sherbet colors really pop against the green. as a sailor, that looks like a great sunset to me! (red sky at night, sailors delight...) thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love the rainbow and zinnias.. perfect... and the sweet little fairy.. too cute...
    xx

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