A purple and yellow challenge

Yellow and purple finch

Purple and yellow are such good friends

I am participating in a few blog parties and online challenges this summer.Β 


“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
β€” Alice Walker (The Color Purple)


The colour challenge from Summer of Color 5 this week is purple, purple and yellow. Hop on over to Kristin’s site to see more.

The subject matter suggested by Creative Tuesdays is “Little Twitters” (birds). I’ve always loved birds, crows particularly, so it was easy!


Yellow and purple finch
Yellow and purple finch

Oddly enough, Purple Finches aren’t purple! I suppose like blue flowers are really purple? I’m not sure how this is interpreted. So I used a more literalapproach with some artistic license πŸ˜‰

I had a look through some of my past work to see if I had anything that fit the colour challenge but found only this abstracted photo of pigment. (I can’t help myself sometimes, whipping my phone out at work, trying to catch the rapidly changing swirls!)

Yellow and purple pigment
Mysterious & unrepeatable swirling patterns yellow and purple pigment

I am also linking to Sunday SketchesΒ and Paint Party Friday.

15 thoughts on “A purple and yellow challenge”

  1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
    I love your purple and yellow bird…..that is the looseness I love…but this time…I needed the discipline of detail and layers. I love watercolor and you have done a masterful job.

  2. Terri,
    I love the soft tones of the finch. He is beautiful. And using the complement of yellow makes him stand out. I love the eye too.

  3. Beautiful finch! Very lifelike and thoughtful look on his face, the subtle purple and yellow together are lovely complements. Great work!

  4. Terri, this is a lovely piece and what a great intro for all of us at CT. Welcome! I love your colour here too. You are clarly an excellent draftsman too. Love it. This little twiiter is soo cute, isn’t it? Beautiful. Thank you for doing this and following along too. πŸ™‚

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