Saturday, April 27, 2013

Focus on Life: Week 17 Color


This week in Sally Russick's Focus on Life Project we were give the prompt to find color.  I was out of town last weekend (and didn't post) at a used book sale and found a book titled Venezuelan Vernacular.  It is mostly photos of houses in Venezuela with a lot of history about how they were developed architecturally.
I was excited when I opened it up because it had so many color pictures of house facades and how they were painted.  Having grown up in the Southwest, I seem to be a sponge for color.  I just loved what I saw and decided to purchase the book( very reasonably since it was used).   I knew I would use it in my studio for color references and for the blog post for today.  Below I will share a few of the marvelous colors plates in this book.





We were asked to tell how these colors make us feel.  I think these colors are my comfort zone, my comfort food and where my heart lives.  I love the warmth and vibrancy of these Southern Hemisphere palattes.  I feel energized and welcomed when I look at them.


I hope you will visit the other participants in this project and see what colors they  found in their lives HERE



16 comments:

  1. Mary, you're so right - these are such energizing colors! Happy colors! :-)

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  2. the most gorgeous, colourful pics! what a find :)
    have a happy saturday and a great week!
    no 14

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  3. I love those colors, and those doors! I have a weakness for interesting doors around the world and a ridiculous amount of pins on my pinterest dedicated to this obsession!

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  4. I totally get that energy that you feel from the images. They are absolutely inspiring. Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

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  5. Marvelous, happy colors for sure. Love the softened quality of the colors, as if the sun's weathering effects have linked them all in intensity. Different from the colors of doors in Ireland, for example (although that makes a great color collection also). Yes, doors, love them.

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  6. How interesting. It makes me want to visit - all those lovely bright homes. Great share. Thanks!

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  7. Oh what a find! I love that top right one in the second photo - I could live there, yes please!

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  8. Such happy colors!!! I wonder if the people there live longer since these colors almost have to make them more cheerful......

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  9. Mary, those doors are gorgeous and full of color.

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  10. Wouldn't you just love to see all that in person?! I would have bought the book too!

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  11. What a marvelous book Mary. A wonderful choice for great color pallets.

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  12. Wonderful inspiring photos Mary. It is amazing how some color combinations do energize us. Good point!

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  13. How spectacular! I would love to be able to see all of those in person. So inviting, thanks for sharing.

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  14. Reminds me of pictures I have seen of Venice or Amalfi coast - they say there the houses are all different colors so the fishermen could see there houses from the sea. Our houses seem so boring!

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  15. What a great find. I love to roam the aisles of used book stores and find treasures like you found. The colors in the house facades are energizing. great book for the studion.

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  16. How vibrant and beautiful these houses/photos are! I like that last one of the boat actually and I was happy to see all the colorful doors and windows (true love right there!) Great find at the book store. There is definitely something about colors that make us all feel certain things,...it's so interesting.

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