Art Challenge: Halftime-Oranges and Cass

Sal’s Art Challenge started today and I am wearing Halftime: oranges. (1-3). The colors, shapes, and, to a small extent, texture influenced my choice of and orange polka dot dress (color and round shapes). In the picture, the orange sections are surrounded by the white of the bowl. I tried to surround my orange dress with white of the jacket. A longer coat would have done this better. I repeated the round shape and white with a long pearl necklace and pearl earrings. My flats are also white but chosen because I did not have any green footwear ( green grass in the picture) to try and they have a texture a bit like grass. The larger perforations look like tiny leaves.
(4-6): I also tried a version of Cass, inspired mostly by the colors. I saw grey and light tan with the barn red building, so went with light grey pants, tan linen duster, and barn red top. The swirly white clouds could be my hair and necklace

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  • Becky replied 1 year ago

    Super Halftime Oranges look! I also like your interpretation of Cass.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Becky. Both outfits seemed better in my mind than they turned out.

  • Sterling replied 1 year ago

    Well, I am thrilled to see the oranges!  I thought the painting was gorgeous, but there was just no way I could personally pull it off.  

    You did it beautifully.  I especially love number 2 with the white jean jacket.  

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Sterling. I have lots of orange and may try a casual version for that picture. The top in the Cass outfit looks orange in my photo but is really a subdued watermelon red.

  • Dianna replied 1 year ago

    Awesome x 2, Joy

  • Like the Season replied 1 year ago

    How fun! Great job on both counts, Joy!

  • Sal replied 1 year ago

    Well done on both!!  I especially like the Oranges look - really fun with the textures and colours together.  The circle shapes look great.

    I like the Cass outfits too - you picked out quite different colours to me which is really fun.

    Thank you for playing along!!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Diana, Like the Season, and Sal. Sal thank you for starting this challenge. I would have to make completely different outfits if it were winter. I hope Natalie does the oranges with her orange bag and other Kate Spade items.

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    These are truly inspired! The second I feel is particularly harmonious.

  • Thistle replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful and fun! Brilliant color combinations.

  • Barbara Diane replied 1 year ago

    So much fun! Thanks for sharing your outfits and the inspirations pieces with us.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Rachylou, Thistle and Barbara Diane. These challenges have me putting colors together in ways I'd never considered. I really enjoyed the second painting and wearing tan and light grey together. I can do a winter version more easily.

  • Katerina replied 1 year ago

    Joy, you have created stunning beautiful outfits inspired by both paintings. I can’t pick a favourite, they are both so gorgeous.

    I am intrigued by the necklace in the second outfit - so interesting. What is it made of? Or is it two necklaces piled?

    Anyway, you took the inspiration from the paintings and created two outfits which are so your style and you look fantastic. I would never tell that the colour combinations are unusual for you, they suit you so well.

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    Wow, wow, how great outfits! Joy, I can't stop watching, I really adore orange , so beautiful on you. The polka dot dress is wonderful and you look terrific. I also love the outfit with duster, you are fantastic stylish Lady.

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    Both create the mood and color of the picture. Well done!

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, Joy! 

  • Mainelady replied 1 year ago

    I think the Art Challenge is fascinating and am enjoying following along with all the posts. I think your outfits are wonderful! I am liking the brighter colors on you. I think art is a great way for us to consider colors and how to put them together.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Katerina, you are seeing two necklaces piled. Both are thrifted One is a chain with large links and oval pieces of mother-of-pearl shell. The other is a double necklace that looks like shells. They were worn for a touch of island. Probably better for the Gauguin. Mirjana, Shevia and Suz, I am basking in the praise of such stylish ladies!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Mainelady, I just saw your post. Thank you for your kind, astute comments. The art challenges are great ways to inspire playing with color and shape.

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    I didn’t realize the actual name of the oranges, but it looked like a snack for my son’s soccer team when he was little. Your outfit is just perfect. You look fab!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, JAileen. I had forgotten about those halftime oranges for kid's soccer.

  • Liesbeth replied 1 year ago

    Both are super stylish!

  • Aida replied 1 year ago

    Ooh lovely interpretations, Joy! I like the idea of taking a single element as the focus for an outfit as you did in the second, clever. The first is appropriately whimsical and serious all together, just as the painting is. Really nicely done ^^

  • jussie replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful outfits Joy. Well done. I especially love the dress.

  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    You look wonderful Joy. It’s a shame Angie isn’t here to enjoy your use of orange and white. I particularly like the version with the denim jacket. Both great interpretations.

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