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a color challenge + my love for tim burton

This is my first piece for Louise’s Creative Color Challenge. This week’s color, if you couldn’t tell, is sunflower yellow. We could use shades of sunflower with black and white. 
And since I’m in the habit of doing mixed media paintings, I just had to incorporate some black and white sheet music. I also added layers of spray paint and acrylics, pastel and ink. To me, she really turned into a very Tim Burton-esqe character. I think that was the black and white restriction that got me there. I’m especially in love with her striped socks.

It was really a true test for me to only use yellow, and I might just have to add a skin tone color to her face and maybe, MAYBE a bit more color in the background. But as I was painting, I heard this little refrain in my head and knew the painting had to be called, “And the Music Suits Her.”

TITLE: Butterfly Prints and the Original Painting available in my etsy shop.

Oh, and don’t forget I’m having my first ever giveaway! Stop by next week because I’d love to send one of you this one of a kind, vintage abalone shell necklace, featuring a print of my original painting BUTTERFLY.

The giveaway runs from August 9-27 over on Audrey’s Give Aways Blog. So you have plenty of time to win!


  1. I love your “cat girl”… xo cat

  2. LOVE your yellow challenge piece! It really has been interesting exploring this color. She is a lovely girl well done. 🙂 THe necklace is lovely, ill pop over to the giveaway now. Have a fabulous weekend. xxx

  3. I really love this one of yours, it can be great fun and a real challenge restricting colour palette's and you pulled it off nicely!!

    Micki x

  4. love your sweet, yellow, tim burtonesque painting!!!!

    i have limited myself many times to only 3 colors in a painting but have yet to try just one!!! i am sure it is quite a challenge!!

    happy friday

  5. I love, love, love it!!! It is FANTASTIC!!!!

  6. I have never been fond of yellow, but after seeing your piece with the black and white, I might have to change my mind. What a terrific piece!

  7. yes, the striped socks… and the music… and the whiskers…SO cute!!

  8. I love her black & white striped socks too! I think it's great that you were able to stay true to your style (and do it so well) with such a limited palette.

    Isn't this a fun challenge?!? I think it's so neat to see what everyone is coming up with.

    p.s. The necklace is beautiful – I will definitely check out Audrey's blog!

  9. Wow I love this piece! It all works so well and I love the use of sheet music!! That necklace is so pretty I shall definately enter your giveaway!!!

  10. The yellow looks great.

  11. thank you! i can't see what everyone else creates for the color challenge!

  12. Dearest Juliette, i too adore your new yellow challenge piece ~ it's gorgeous!! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

  13. What a great idea for a challenge. The black and white gives the sunflower yellow such a different look.

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