Artists Card and Tag Tuesday – Fruits of Summer

Hi everyone!  It’s Week Two of our August Theme, “In The Good Old Summertime”.
Our inspiration this week is 

The Fruits of Summer

Mmmm.  Yummy, juicy, delicious raspberries, blueberries, watermelons, peaches, plums.. oh I want a fruit salad now.   Fruit salad on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream, that sounds good.
As delicious as the fruits of summer are, they just wouldn’t let me put them into my art.  I kept eating them.  I had to think of a different way to incorporate fruit into the postcard I made for this week’s challenge.
I chose to use the colors that cherries and raspberries and blueberries stain your fingers when you pick and eat them; reds, purples, blues, pink.
Berries from my garden
Delicious bowl of cherries
Then I kept thinking stain and that stains are not really a good thing, so my image started taking a gothic twist.  It’s ended up being a little dark and I’m not sure if at first glance you would think summer unless you read my thought process. I also think she could only get away with that outfit on a hot summer night.  So, I present my postcard made with the palette of summer berries.
I will be making this art available as a postcard in my Zazzle store.
What have you made with The Fruits of Summer inspiration?  I can’t wait to see.  Please link up below and share.
If you want to join in the fun and would like more information, you’ll find all you need to know HERE.
And… so you can get started on Week Three.  Our inspiration will be Lazy Days
Think of Porches, Swings, Hammocks, Lounge chairs, Shady trees, Picnic, Rocking chairs, Fans, Reading

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