Tuesday, May 8, 2012

the ekphrastic challenge: { part 8 } bloemers

Lilacs, Peonies, Tulips, Roses, Irises and other Flowers with Fruit and a Bird's Nest on a Marble Ledge by Arnoldus Bloemers (1786-1844)


bravo, superstars!
the 7th 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 #8!

today we're adoring a landmark work by the brilliant Arnoldus Bloemers (Dutch, 1786-1844) the still life painting: Lilacs, Peonies, Tulips, Roses, Irises and other Flowers with Fruit and a Bird's Nest on a Marble Ledge inspires with it's springtime floral palette of pretty pastels. 

so delightfully pretty, don't you think?

so, here's the challenge for you:


1. 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) . 

2. leave a link here to a handmade item of yours, (or another's) that is inspired by these colours + tones + shapes!

3. in about a week, i'll compile the suggestions and post them as our 8th collective response. 
---> just keep in mind, i'm looking for handmade works that fit the colour-palette AND artistic of this piece! thanks.

so show me your springtime colours inspirations, 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. This is a pretty one - http://www.etsy.com/listing/85561050/obi-sash-bow-in-a-pastel-yellow-and.

    I love paintings like this!

  2. Such a pretty painting.

    Well this is not exactly one item exactly, but it is one listing!

    And another!


    1. yes! gorgeous! (and i LOVE those!)
      thanks for playing nicey!

  3. i LOVE these spring florals!



  4. lovely, tessa! those pastel flowers in the 2nd link brought a HUGE smile to my face! thanks


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