Friday Faves: Of Sea and Sky

18 May

In case you can’t tell by the blog’s background, I have a favorite color.  I love most of the blue family, but am always immediately drawn to the color turquoise.  Or, as my niece Kendall calls it “toy-quoise”.  So it should come as no surprise that my favorite artwork includes a heavy dose of my beloved hue.  Here are some turquoise favorites I’m digging this week:

Gypsy Blue by Erin Ashley

The Search For Green by Jeanne Opgenhaffen

Enhanced Sunspots After Galileo I by Rachel Brumer

Wish You Were Here by Josh Reames

Unobstructed Effort by Sharon Booma

Erin AshleyJeanne Opgenhaffen | Jack Doherty | Rachel Brumer | Josh ReamesSharon Booma 

Do you have a favorite color, Artsies?  Do tell!   And be sure to take some time to check out the artists’ websites, linked above.

Featured image is Gypsy Blue by Erin Ashley.  All images are via the artists’ websites, linked above.

22 Responses to “Friday Faves: Of Sea and Sky”

  1. Nicole May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Purple! One of my favorite pieces that I have is a purple monochromatic beach scene that I bought from a street vendor in St. Lucia.

    • Lesley May 18, 2012 at 9:57 am #

      Purple was my absolute favorite when I was 13 years old! That Christmas, every gift I received was purple. I think I overdosed on purple as a youngin’. 😉

      • Nicole May 18, 2012 at 11:34 am #

        Hahaha! That’s happened to me before…

    • wil jansen May 18, 2012 at 11:35 am #

      i love!!!!! pink in combination with light Yellow!!!

      • wil jansen May 18, 2012 at 11:37 am #

        different culture, maybe in India also?

      • Lesley May 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

        Nice combo, Wil!

  2. matateishi May 18, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    I love pink! And not a wimpy shy pink, but Schiaparelli shocking pink. I love it and even though I’ve been told by a gallery that it doesn’t sell, it seems to complete so many paintings and I keep using it.
    I find it interesting that everyone who comes into the studio reacts to certain colours, I think we all have favourite colours, whether it’s conscious or not.

    • Lesley May 18, 2012 at 11:03 am #

      Love that shade of pink, too. Many of my favorite works of art have at least a little touch of pink– including yours!

    • wil jansen May 18, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      Pink does sell in Amsterdam …

      • matateishi May 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

        Ha, I’m off to Amsterdam. And I love Amsterdam anyway.

  3. ephemeralgecko May 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    I’ve got a real soft spot for turquoise & greens. Biggest fave is warm glowing orange 😀

    • Lesley May 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

      Oh, I’m with you on the orange love! Turquoise & orange is a favorite combination of mine.

  4. fairesfineart May 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Beautiful images/pieces. I really love your blog. I am a newbie to the blogworld so I am trying to figure all of this out. I am an oil painter and I love, love, love a blue and purple palette….turquoise and orange is another fav of mine. Thank you for sharing. I could spend hours on your blog. Great job!

    • Lesley May 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      Thanks so much for the kind words! I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. Blogging can be intimidating, but just be yourself and you’ll get the hang of it in no time!

      Be sure to check back on Tuesday for the artist I’m featuring as my weekly contribution to Escape Into Life ( ). I think you’ll like the palettes! 😉

      • fairesfineart May 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

        Thank you for responding back;) I will definitely check out Escape Into Life….looking forward to it. Have a great weekend. One more thing…what part of the country are you in? I hope that is not too personal…I was just curious. I am in San Francisco. Take care;)

        • Lesley May 19, 2012 at 8:02 am #

          My husband works as a medical traveler, we’re originally from Florida but are currently traveling throughout the Northwest & West Coast. We’ve been in Coeur d’Alene, ID since December and will probably be here through the summer. Hubby just got his CA license last November, so we’re anxious to use it! I’ve never been to San Francisco, but would LOVE for him to take a job in or near there. 🙂

          • fairesfineart May 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

            Oh wow. I have never been to ID but I know it is gorgeous. I used to live in Vail, Co (which was amazing) & have been in SF for almost 15 years. I am a Cliinical Nurse Specialist in Trauma and an RN but have recently decided to take a break from nursing and pursue my painting. We shall see where it leads me. If you ever need any advice about SF (where to stay, live, visit, etc…) feel free to let me know. I would be happy to suggest some places. Yes, this city is marvelous and gorgeous and cultural and I can’t see myself living anywhere else. You can be whomever you want to be here….and I can see a little peek-a-boo shot of the Pacific Ocean from my bedroom window;) I hope you and your husband are enjoying your Sunday. I look forward to seeing more of your art. Cheers!

            • Lesley May 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

              Wow, that’s quite a transition going from the medical field to painting, but a very brave leap! Best of luck to you in your creative pursuits! Thanks so much for your offer of advice re: San Fran.. may definitely take you up on it if land there at some point. 😉

  5. J Rankin May 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Turquoise, yum………….my fave, blue and green are good too.

    • Lesley May 19, 2012 at 7:59 am #

      Yes! There is something very natural about the blue & green shades, even the more vibrant ones feel calming to me.

  6. Rene Lynch May 18, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Leslie, you are a girl after my own heart…any shade of aqua sends me into a happy state!

    • Lesley May 19, 2012 at 8:02 am #

      It’s nice to know I’m in such good company, Rene! 😉

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