Sunday, July 10, 2011

brown beatnik...

So...this weeks colour over at twinkle twinkle with the ever gorgeous kristin hosting the summer of colour is brown...brown you say....yes brown we all chorus back...you know when i was young brown was the colour of my school uniform and seriously I never bought any clothes in brown, and to this day am very reluctant to as well...brown reminds me of nature and I was contemplating doing an out back of australia style painting..but this hip beatnik idea singong and playing her guitar in a cafe of the 60's...one of those ones where poetry was read an origiunal songs were played...well...this is she....brown in the end was a guitar...i own 2 of them, in the colour of brown, and i love them...i have had my pretty classical one for   28 years and it hardly has a scratch on it...and then a few years ago i got a new acoustic from my man...i love her too...so...is she me...well...maybe, as i would have loved to live through these years and been drinking strong coffee and listening to the latest offerings of the poets of the world...dream dream...

she is on a canvas 15 by 12 inches and i used my water colour wax crayons and a bit of acrylics, paintbrushes and brayer and pencil....the splash of bright colour is turquoise...my fav colour to look at at the moment...hope you like my beatnik....

I am really loving this adventure and i am constantly inspired by all of you...THANKYOU...also the overwheling support from you all is fabulous....



Until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

35 comments:

Emakesart said...

Mandy I love this!! It's so fun and wonderful!! This is why I love challenges like this... because it pushes us to do things we otherwise probably wouldn't! yay!

xoE

linda said...

This is so good! I love everything about this and what a fabulously painted beatnik.

Netty said...

Oh wow Mandy its totally fab, so loving your painting and the clever use of the extra colour.........ooh yes I love that lightbulb as well. All so cool, Annette x

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh she is fab, Mandy!! What a cool piece for brown. Isn't it just sweet what we come up with and how a color can be sooo inspiring!!

I am a bit behind...I don't even have my yellow finished. So I better get on it this week.

Thanks for the inspiration and all your sweet words on my blog. I love when you visit!! It's like a bit of sunshine:)

NatashaMay said...

This is amazing! Love the rustic background and you did a great job portraying the musician. Love it!

linda said...

Thank you for your comment on my birdhouses. I did draw them and the whole picture is 5x4 inches on watercolour paper usng acrylics.

WrightStuff said...

Brown school uniform - you and me both. Wasn't it yucky!

Love the whole vibe you've got going here. I am chilling in the coffee shop with you, with my feet up and a big steaming mug of latte in my hands (and a nice fat cake on a plate in front of me - I'm not going to eat it though... just look!)

haikulovesongs said...

love, Love, LOVE this! really fabulous, Mandy. ♥ dani

Lesley said...

I love this - evokes a time...Great piece of art...
x

joanna said...

Mandy this is just great!! it's funny how no one likes brown but so far everyone's work is amazing!
can't wait to see ur red :)
xoxo

Terrie said...

Great job of focusing on brown and the addition of color is perfect! Very "of the era" beatnik style. I can feel the music..... :)

sugar Creek said...

Oh my gosh this is beautiful! I love the floor, it really does pop against the brown!!

Christine said...

Beautiful!

toadinaboat.com said...

I LOVE this! I collect ATCs of girls with guitars (and mandolins, too). I also have a brown acoustic but my electric is purple with glitter, LOL. I don't play very well, but I enjoy trying. This painting has great vibes!

Joanna said...

This piece is really cool. Great work!

Kristin said...

Mandy! LOVE this canvas - and the meaning behind it - an alter ego perhaps? Love her. Well I am doing the finger snaps for you. Beautiful job, xo

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Amazing canvas...loving the colour combo. the background is Fab!!
Jan x

Melodie said...

This is wonderful.....love the all the colors in the background, the beatnick and the guitar...guess I just like the whole thing!!!

JessiVille said...

Mandy, I really love the thought you put into this. What a fabulous piece for our brown week! I wish I could have been a beat-nik also - too cool!
Jessi xox

Sharon said...

This is unique and I like your style.Lots of fun memories when I saw this.
Mandy I made my own journal and that is where my watercolors are being put this time around. I think I showed the journal when I started. Thanks for asking.

Jenny said...

Absolutely stunning Mandy... love that background and the splash of turquoise... totally awesome...

Jenny x

Elis. ;o) said...

Wow! I love this! The combination of the browns and the turquoise works SO well! It's like "eye candy" to me! And "the guitar girl" is such a fun idea!
(Thanks for your nice comment on mine!! And, yes - that is sand! :-))

2amscrapper said...

love your interpretation of the theme! thanks for visiting my blog!

Kindred Spirit said...

Thank you so much for such lovely comments as always, you're too kind! YOUR piece is fabulous! I love the materials you used, & the story your work tells. Beautiful!

xo
Joanna

Ella said...

Well Done~ I have a guitar and she needs new strings! I enjoyed this post and your art~

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh Yah...I love this quitar so much, I have never been able to learn and play guitar, I admire so much the one who is able...BRAVO to you !!! Your painting is fun, full of nice energy...I hope you have time to play again, have a nice week with all you family...see you next week..xxx

Janet said...

She's great! I can almost hear the music.

Amy said...

love the lightbulb..this is fantastic

Alis Clair said...

Great painting Mandy. I love the atmosphere it conjurers up.
I wish I had been there too ;0)
xxx

Melinda said...

This painting is great, I like your use of colour.

Nan said...

Wonderful! Love these colors tomgether and your story. :) Nan

The Altered Paper said...

Fantastic Mandy! Love the color combos Tee

shedreamsofthesea said...

I love everything about this!

Kathy said...

Loving your beatnik Mandy.. very cool.. and love that turquoise too .. fab background.. thanks for stopping by...
xx

darlene said...

You were brave to take on such a large canvas. Love the rich blue and brown colors - Fantastic!

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