Tuesday, November 15, 2011

{ summer colour & an update }

Moroccan table setting via Decor 4 All

Hibiscus - via my Pinterest

Decorations! Via Plenty of Colour

Beehives in Greece - via my Pinterest

Warm weather automatically takes me to a place where I crave the brightest and boldest colours of summer.  My current colour combo obsession is (clearly) pink + orange.... don't these pics make you feel like you are in the middle of a great big celebration on a sultry summer afternoon, with lots of laughter and noise and the Mediterranean sun blistering down?! So this afternoon I have been channelling these fantastically electric colours and have decided I must find a way to incorporate these into a painting of some sort. Not sure what just yet, but they look great (particularly with a bit of gold leaf!):

I shall let you know what becomes of this!

In other news, I also thought I should let you know that everything has been very well following my the opening of my exhibition Thursday week ago..... in fact so much better than I could have possibly hoped for, as we sold out of all 29 pieces just a few days after the opening. So after a couple of weeks hanging in the store, this weekend they will all be coming down and heading home with their new owners. I'm very excited to be passing my first real collection of pieces over and that they'll now be part of people's  lives and homes. What this means, though, is that there will be a few bare walls in Black & Spiro so I'm now working on a small second release of the exhibition which will go up in store over the coming weeks. We don't have a final date just yet, but to anyone that might be interested stay tuned here and also to Absolutely Beautiful Things, as Anna and I will be sure to keep you updated on timings and details of when the next pieces will be available.

In the meantime I also just wanted to say big thank you to all the lovely comments and emails I have received over the last little while. It truly makes my day to receive these lovely words from people far and wide.... so thank you for this, and also for giving me the confidence (and business!) to keep busy like a bee painting lots of paintings for you all!

Anyway, enjoy the week and I will keep you posted as this next stage progresses. 



Faux Fuchsia said...

Pink and orange are my favourite colours ever. Do you know how hard it is to source orange christmas decs? VERY hard.

carry on.

Pip said...

Would it be stalkerish to admit I know this; and that I've already scoured FF today is the pink-orange spirit?! Love your vignette appearance too btw. AND navy + straw accessory happen to be my all time favourite! xx

Kelly Polkinghorne said...

Can't wait to see the next collection Pip! Pink & orange are such happy colours xx

Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...

I just adore hot pink and mixing with orange just scream summer and tropics to me... can't wait to see what's in store!

Also, just want to let you know you have inspired me to bring out my ink pens again, I'm slowly drawing a little now and then... all those lines, thicknesses and dots, it's all very calming and frustrating all at once ;)