Whose Blog is it Wednesday: The Energy of Color

These past few weeks I’ve been working on some new digital art and reflecting on how much energy color gives me.

With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.

Henri Matisse

These are the two pieces I’ve been working on. I haven’t put them up for sale yet in my online gallery, so you are the first to see them!


 

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Watchers in Orange, ©Meghan Deinhard 2014


Watchers in Blue, ©Meghan Deinhard 2014


I am absolutely fascinated by the faces in the droplets. Talk about witchcraft! Even though the two pieces are mirror images, the faces take on such different guises in the two color schemes. I would love to get your feedback… what do you see? Do the two feel different to you?

It’s Whose Blog is it Wednesday, and I’ve found some of my favorite bloggers’ thoughts about color in art.

  • I was thrilled to find a blog post by a favorite artist, Sharon Cummings, about this exact topic! I encourage you to read it and bathe in the energy of her use of color: Color Addiction. She is a self proclaimed color addict and I can so relate! Sharon is a painter and digital artist, and her posts about art and life are both intimate and enlightening.
  • Another amazing painter that came to mind when I knew I was going to write about color is Laura Carter Art. Please take a look at these lively and joyous explorations into abstract color and wonderful texture in I’m In An Abstract Mood, A Colorful, Lively Abstract Mood. Laura’s blog is so personal and fun, full of adventures with her rather unorthodox family and her journey as an artist.
  • I recently found a digital artist who is new to the blogging world. Nharveyart does wonderful abstract designs, in luscious color, using Photoshop. I love how she gives us short tutorials on how she got some of her effects. Nharvey has taken roof tiles and created some amazing work which she shows us in this post: Variations on a Theme. Even her avatar glows with color!
  • A post about art and color wouldn’t be complete without featuring something from my art educator blogging friend Y.P. from the Priorhouse Blog. Recently I read her great series about the art of Matisse, O’Keeffe and Rothko. I really like the one about the color red… and about perspective: Swindoll Story (art by Matisse, O’Keeffe, Rothko -Part 3). I wanted to call my first piece, Watchers in Red, but then wondered if people would think I didn’t know what the color red was, so I changed it to orange. Please read Yvette’s post and then tell me if I should stick with orange or go back to red!

As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day. :D Stay tuned for next Wednesday when I write another mystery post and secretly search my friends’ blogs for related material. It’s a surprise for all of us!

FireBonnet

P.S. If you’d like to take an online color IQ test, check this out! HERE

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19 thoughts on “Whose Blog is it Wednesday: The Energy of Color

  1. Meghan Post author

    How funny… I’ve now grown very found of orange for the title as well. And you are so welcome for the mention!

  2. Meghan Post author

    You are soooo welcome! Color really is incredibly uplifting. I really like your thoughts about the two pieces. Yes, the faces do have that skull/aliens look and it is interesting that they are in droplets… I like your idea that the color encourages us to embrace the unknown without fear. Very nice! I hope your days have gotten less trying!

  3. Eclectic

    I love the first one nice and bright and stunning mix of colours. How did you do it and what is it? Is this a photo that you have digitally enhanced in some way? Is ot water? I know tonnes of questions x

  4. Y.P.

    thank you for the mention – you rock! and I am honored my friend. 🙂

    and well – I think either red or orange would have been fine to sue – but I kind of like the orange – 🙂

  5. nharvey

    I’m just catching up with your last few posts after a couple of trying days and was delighted to see the word “color” in today’s title! Oh yes, I LOVE playing with color, and I was surprised and honored to see one of my blog posts included here. Thank you so much!

    As for your offering today, I adore them both. The “faces” bear a resemblance to skulls or stereotypical aliens to me, and that’s an interesting juxtaposition the leaf and water droplets that created this image. I suppose you could say that in every bit of life lies a future death and the unknown, but the vivid colors encourage us to embrace it without fear. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

  6. Meghan Post author

    I think it’s interesting how the human brain wants to find some kind of recognizable pattern in whatever it sees. Maybe we need to make order out of chaos? Eyes, faces… Droplets, space, ???

  7. Meghan Post author

    Thank you Mary. Yes I do start with a photo. But by the time I finish, often you can’t see the original anywhere. It ends up being a base of color and lines. This started with a photo of a philodendron leaf…

  8. Meghan Post author

    It really is Paricia. If I had some cash I’d get some new paints (mine are ages old and dried up) and try my hand at painting again. But for now, I’ll play on my computer.

  9. Paricia Brown

    Yes, I definitely feel two different moods. The orange/red creates a warmth, and the faces are friendly. The blue evokes a more mysterious mood, and the faces are cold. Wonderful what colors will do!

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