Wednesday, August 18, 2010

the ekphrastic challenge { part five } : signac

paul signac's pointillist superstar: Sandy Seashore, 1890
via the Pushkin Museum, Russia.

bravo, superstars!
the 4th round of the ekphrastic challenge was met with fabulous nominations and suggestions! i just loved seeing your artistic interpretations of the art & the tones that create it!

so as requested: round #5!

today we're lounging at the beach  with a painting full of late summer lure: Paul Signac's pointillist superstar Sandy Seashore.

 oh how it reminds me of one of my favourite summer beaches: sandbanks provincial park here in southern ontario! just love those gorgeous sandy grey tones, the textured dots, and those dunes-o-delight!

so, here's the challenge for you:

using the idea of ekphrasis , a "graphic or artistic description/representation of a visual work of art" study the colours of the painting above, and/or the colour palette generated to match it (see above) . leave a link here to a handmade item of yours, (or another's) that is inspired by these colours + tones!

in about a week, i'll compile the suggestions and post them as our 5th collective *ekphrastic response.* 
---> just keep in mind, i'm looking for handmade works that fit the colour-palette of this piece! thanks.

so show me your late summer signac, nicies!
can't wait to see what you come up with!

and may your day be filled with gorgeous tones!
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  1. I love these challenges...almost as much as I love Sandbanks! I'm lucky that I'm only 25 minutes away from there!

    Sandbanks/Prince Edward County is a great destination for bird watchers too, so here is my submission...

  2. Those colors are so unique. I found these:[0]=tags&includes[1]=title


  3. I think this might be slightly more blue than the blues in this picture, but it's nice and close.


    Mine is here ;)

  5. these are gorgeous, nicies!

    keep 'em coming!

  6. We are fans of your ekphrastic challenges! And happy to take part with our "Once upon a time"- CD Case

  7. helloooo, I hope I am not late - I just listed this for your challenge:

    Loved this theme!

  8. Somehow my comment disappearad, so here it is again:

    I hope I am not late!

    I loved this theme!

  9. oooh, I love these colors! so I can hold on a little longer to those warm summer days, I made an entry too!:

  10. wonderful creations, lovelies!

    and vadjutka & fleur - thanks so much for MAKING something just for the challenge! love that!


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!