decisions, decisions, decisions

You might remember I was renovating the kitchen areas of my house over the fall and winter? Now that the warmer weather is almost here it’s time to give my new old house a bit of a face life and paint the outside.  And that’s where the decisions come in – what colour to paint.

I narrowed down the choices  (and boy, are there ever lots of them)  and had some samples made. It’s a wonderful service the paint companies do to make up these little tins of paint you can use to sample your colour. So little paint can in hand, I walked round the house and studio and painted some patches of colour.

Part of the house is stucco and the rest is wood siding but I want to paint the whole thing the same colour. Some of my samples are on stucco while others are on the siding…

There are 3 colours in each of these images.  They only look a little bit different from one to the other at the sample size and the colours appear to change from one side of the house to the other. I painted a larger swatch ( 3 boards for each of the 3 colours) beside the studio door in the hopes I’ll be seeing more of it there!

As soon as it stops raining the painting begins, as long as I can decide on a colour. All opinions gratefully received!

A few of the members of  the Western Canada region of  SAQA came by this week, we got together to organize a group mailing to send our submissions for “Meet the Best of the West” show and for coffee and a catch-up as well . The 12 inch by 12 inch pieces are off to Alberta to begin their tour and will make their way back home to B.C. to be shown here as well . I’ll keep you posted as to where it’s heading.

Here’s Karen , Mardell, Linda and Jill showing off their hard work and mine as well, and a better image of my small piece. It was a challenge to work this small-scale but I enjoyed it! I did struggle deciding what to do but since the show is called “Meet the Best in the West” and the west is home to me, this is what I came up with.

Hope you like it.

Bye for now, Catherine

 

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6 comments

  1. I’m immediately drawn to the warmer cream, bottom and right. Possibly the other cream, top and left. Definitely not the cold greyish centre one!

    Lovely mini’s too.

  2. I like the mid blue color if i am reading the photos correctly. With all of the rainey days the darker one may seem gloomy. Is that the trim color also? I enjoyed your “best ” piece with the nest drawn and the quilting pattern and the color. Also liked the other ones. thanks for sharing.


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