Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Summer of Colour

Summer is very reluctant to make its appearance this year, and spring, well spring has been more like February all the way through. It's been cold, grey and wet for the past weeks, but this week, it looks like we're finally getting some warmer und brigher weather. And with it, more colour. I've come across Summer of Colour last year, when many of my blogger friends posted beautiful artwork in the brightest (ice cream) colours for several weeks during summer. It looked intriguing, but I had missed the start, and didn't want to jump in somewhere in the middle. But this year, I'm going to join in.

This year, the colours are chosen by the participant in a vote, the winner then being announced the following Monday.So this being the first week, we have to vote for the first colour combination to work with next week. There are twelve different combinations, and they all sound very intriguing. I must admit, I haven't quite made up my mind yet, but the decision will probably be one of two choices.

I'm really looking forward to start working with the first colour combination next Monday. Challenges are a great way to stretch your artistic mind, and do something you normally wouldn't do. Although, to be honest, I also very often find them quite stressfull. My mind just seems to go completely empty, and I can't think of anything at all, until when the given time is over, when my mind just overflows with ideas, and I could complete at least 10 different pieces for the prompt. But I hope that with colour, it might be easier. And hopefully, this will be a challenge that I'll actually complete. Even though I'll be away for 2 1/2 weeks.

And to get into the right colourful mood, here are some pictures I've just come across when going through some old photos on my computer, from my trip to Vienna two years ago.

A cup of coffee in the beautiful café of the Hunderwasser Museum KunstHausWien, where the morning May sun is playing with the coloured glass table tops, turning the whole courtyard into a peaceful fairy tale scene...

The famous Hundertwasserhaus, designed by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hunderwasser (1928 - 2000)...

The myriad of colours and patterns in the interior of the Stefansdom, painted  by the sun shining through the stained glass window...


  1. oh, your photos are so pretty. I was in Vienna about 10 years ago...would love to go there again...soon!

    See you at Summer of Color. I've decided to give it a try this year, too.

  2. I'm participating in this for the first time this summer and really looking forward to it. I'm definitely going to use acrylics and just trying to decide if I'm doing canvases or plaster as my base.

  3. Oh my goodness, some really yummy colourful pics there! I LOVE that house! And so glad you're going to play along with SOC. It's a first for me too

  4. Such beautiful images! Enjoy the challenge. :)

  5. Beautiful photographs. I love the stained glass and the colored light. Good luck on your challenges and I look forward to seeing what you do, though I hope it's not stressful.:)

  6. That sounds like a fun thing to be involved in :0)
    You take such amazing photo's!