anonyrrie: Inspire Me Thursday - Abstract Art

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday - Abstract Art


Hurray for Misty and Melanie! On top of coming up with all kinds of fun, exciting, and inspiring challenges each week, they've now set up a new and improved site for Inspire Me Thursday.

This week's challenge was to create a piece of abstract art...not easy to do without ending up with a great big mess! I decided to just choose a few colors and go where they took me. I ended up with this Martian garden done in acrylics and gel markers.

43 Comments:

Blogger ratlion said...

Lovely colours...This would look great as a textile print...I can just imagine it on a long skirt :)

12:45 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

It is beautiful, I just want to keep looking at it. Love the colors.

4:46 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

wow this is a great piece i really like ur use of color and the shapes u used. it inspires a very warm almost playful feeling.

7:46 PM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Wonderful colors it reminds me of Persian art. Beautiful.

9:05 PM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

very nice. like the melting quality to it

7:41 AM  
Blogger eriesargonaut said...

Wow, wonderful! I can say is I'm so jealous of your talent!

9:30 AM  
Blogger steve said...

This is gorgeous--the blue on red especially. Good to see you're trying something in teh abstract vein here--love it!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I love it too ~ abstraction is queen! Bravo!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

WOW! This really pops right off the page (or screen)!You have chosen such exquisitely rich colors and they combine so well with the flowing shapes. Just gorgeous!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Sioux said...

Carla, I really like this. Beautiful. Great color!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Beautiful!I see this as a great textile print, too!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

Oh that was my first thought, it would make a beautiful fabric print! It also reminds me of those beautiful chinese and indian shadow theatres where the dark shapes dance against the glow of the lit screen. Enthralling!

4:51 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

Gorgeous! You should paint everything in red. So full of energy and yet serenity at the same time. FAB!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Judy Scott said...

Beautiful! it has so much energy and life Jx

7:57 PM  
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

I'm so in love with the colors you have used here. I also like your new version of angels and devils for IF.

Always wonderful to see what you are creating.

8:05 PM  
Blogger susan said...

i love the way this piece reminds me of a mola. the colors are stunning and the placement of the flower-arm on the hill is so organic in it's flow.
very beautiful carla!

8:18 PM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Beautiful colors! Love the blues against the red/oranges.

Smooch,
The Tart

BTW, thanks 4 always taking time to stop by my place! Always nice to see your face. ; )

11:24 PM  
Blogger melba said...

Love how vibrant this is!
Kind of makes me think of Jamaica. I did this report on Jamaica in college. The woman over to the left seems like she is greeting a man symbolizing the tourists for me. But she also seems a bit sad (even though she is so beautiful) because of all of the discrimination that happens. Not just from the tourist, but from her own people.
Wow. I have been busy today...that was fun to get lost in your art for a moment.
Hope you are well.
XO,
Melba

11:38 PM  
Blogger carra said...

Very expressive, almost psychedelic (sp?) Great work!

3:56 AM  
Blogger arvindh said...

beautiful work!

12:07 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Very very pretty Carla! I really like the color of the ground, strong and yet not overpowering.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love this! it looks almost as though the sun is melting the flowers. Beautiful work as always! You were able to maintain your style even while venturing into the abstract.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Beautiful! Love the rich colors!

4:18 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Rich colors and unique design work. I like the lime green against the bold red. beautiful

11:41 PM  
Blogger georg said...

I wish to go for a walk here - what a happy nature!

5:24 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Oh this is incredable. I love the movement in this piece and the colors just pop. Great job with abstract art!
a.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

It looks like you really let yourself go on this one. Still has your attention to detail, but I can see wider hand movements creating a very sweeping and fluid piece!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!! Reminded me oriental texture design. Love the color!!

12:10 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Gorgeously psychedelic!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Frizz said...

This is beautiful - you really seem to have a fine art knack!!

10:45 PM  
Blogger Misty Mawn said...

your work just moves me so much! It's so outstanding! I really do love it!!!!

Thank you so much for your visits to my blog...you are so giving of your thoughts and kind words , I am so grateful for that and for you! Best wishes to you!!! xoxoxo

11:25 PM  
Blogger navylane studio said...

I love your martian garden -- so much detail, it's captivating! Thanks for participating at Inspire Me Thursday!

12:28 AM  
Blogger artbyjune said...

Really beautiful. I love it. Could see it as a tapestry.

3:19 AM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

Ah yes...that red planet. So full of growth potential. All we need now is for Arnold (total recall) to actually go there and thaw all that ice so that there will be enough oxygen for plant life.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Kaya said...

This is awesome! Love the rich vibrant but not overpowering colours. It feels soft like it was done on fabric. Evocative of another time. These abstracts of yours are brilliant!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Wilnara said...

Carla,
I went to comment on you IF - Sorry but something about this image just pulled me in! Very vibrant - Beautiful.

2:45 PM  
Blogger ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

nicely done. diggin the rich warmness of it.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Letha Sandison said...

This is ver beautiful!! I love the shapes and colors. The shapes feel so organic and alive! Wonderful!!

5:25 PM  
Blogger miragee said...

There's something so elegant about your Martian garden. The colors are lovely!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Issi said...

Hello Carla :o) Best Wishes, Issi

6:21 AM  
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

Stunning Carla..love the colors.And this composition..gosh..you are such a workaholic......very nice.no more words.

5:00 PM  
Blogger kathy welsh said...

It's me again...I was scrolling down your blog and saw the AMAZING work you did for Abstract Inspire Me Thursday.

I LOVE the colors!! And the shapes. Just wonderful! It really has a garden feel, very vibrant.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Caty said...

I like this one very much! which techniques did you use?

11:09 AM  

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