Tuesday, September 3, 2013


"Bloom where you're planted.'" - Mary Engelbreit

BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED- One of my favorite woman author -Sarah Ban Breathnach said....."I have discovered that if we are to flourish as creative beings, we must bloom wherever we are planted. Right now, you might not have the perfect career, home, or relationship. Few of us do. But if you have the gift of today, you've got another chance to re-create your circumstances." How true! Like her I'd like to bloom where I am. Thank God, I am not a plant but a painter. My art career is promising. I am grateful that each day is a chance to improve my creativity and painting fresher, newer and better.
PURPLE PALETTE This is a very pretty color. Like deep blues, purple is also a dark color and considered moody or sometimes even threatening. Purple comes in many different names like violet, lilac, lavender and amethyst. On the other hand purple is the complementary color of yellow. These two colors are directly across from each other on the color wheel. My favorite artist Vincent Van Gogh did most of his famous impressionistic paintings with complimentary or contrasting colors such as purple and yellow, red, and green, orange and blue. Complimentary colors are vibrating and very effective in lively painting.

SIZE: 18" x 24"
In this cactus flower painting, I used complimentary colors like deep purple and deep yellow -orange. It looks stunning to the eyes. I parted w/ this beautiful painting last year. I gave it as a appreciation and thank you gift to a dear friend who is a very nice and helpful dentist. We met
Dr. Mendoza through the Fil-American Association of Sta. Clarita Valley. We remained good friends over the years, together w/ his husband Edgar.
When my husband and I moved to San Diego, he didn't change dentist. It was a long drive to get to Sta. Clarita for dental treatment, but because Dr. Mendoza was so accommodating, it was not a problem. Dr. Mendoza treated my hubby liked a member of her own family. When he had many dental problems, she's a dentist who's always there for him. We truly appreciated her labor of love. What do you give to someone who has everything? I know our painting will make her happy, so I gave her this purple cactus flower painting.

 "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no exception of reward, safe in the knowlwdge that one day someone might do the same for you." -Princess Diana


Ebb Tide said...

To all my viewers! I will be away for a week. Please leave your comments and I will get back to you when I return home. I will not be blogging while on vacation. I apologize for my silence. Thanks for your support.

SandyCarlson said...

There is so much here! Your painting is amazing. Learning about the various values of purple helps me understand paintings and artist's choices better. Thanks for that. I love purple. I suppose secondary colors have a tumultuous quality by nature. Thanks for these wonderful thoughts.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

supervpost auction went well sharity recieved close to 500. one critic told me my painting were not cutting edge? I do not understand that comment.
This post is great I will link to it.

Jude said...

This is a great post Ebb Tide!
By the way, thank you for admiring my bamboo painting! I appreciate your nice comment. Have a great day!



Ebb Tide said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks for dropping by. I am now back home. Had a refreshing trip to San Francisco and Pacifica. The views are just gorgeous. As always, I enjoyed reading your beautiful comment about my painting and about the purple palette.

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd-your comment is very much appreciated. I am glad to know the auction went well. Sorry to hear about your critic.He probably is an amateur. Will visit your blog later as I am still tired after our trip.

Ebb Tide said...

Hey Jude! Good to hear from you again. Thanks for your comment too.

Anonymous said...

I am lost in finding the right words to describe how utterly in awe I am after reviewing your paintings in your art blog. You are truly gifted and a book should be written about you, featuring all of your beautiful art work. I would love to see your work up close and look forward to seeing it someday. Best Regards!

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Carina! I am honored that you took the time to visit my blog. Thanks for that wonderful comment. I am glad that you suggested about writting a book about my art work. I might do it someday unless someone might like to do it for me.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

Did you get the envelope

Ebb Tide said...

lloyd-Yes,I got your envelope. Thank you so much for that wonderful painting of yours. I am happy to own a piece of your art work. Will treasure it like my own.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

the print i sent you is one of a kind the sketch was larger and torn up as it was on scrap paper paper as a doodle for anothrt background.
it was not compolexed but was created for you. i thought of catus plants that your insperation gave me.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

These photos on my post are the basis of a three stage painting of spring on the river

Rodney said...

Mom, you are so awesome. So glad to see you are blogging again. And Wow, you have a following. Look at all the comments.