The Daily post photo challenge this week, is the colour purple.
After my delicious birthday lunch on Saturday, we all went to the Macaranga Lodge where my sister had some of her paintings on display. I was delighted to see that purple featured in quite a few of the art works there, as I had been racking my brain as to what to do for the challenge. I wasn’t sure whether I was allowed to take photos or not, so surreptitiously and somewhat furtively, I stole these few with my iPhone camera. 😉
I rather liked this abstract.
I think these aubergines are wonderful.
These roses caught my eye, because they looked so like the ones on the lid of a chocolate box I had many years ago.
This one of what I think must be of purple-breasted finches, was my favourite though.
I really loved the dreamy quality of this painting. (My dear mom suggested that I move the painting standing in front of it, for a better shot. I didn’t think that was a very good idea, as the ladies in charge looked very formidable. 😉
When we arrived back at mom’s cottage, I spied this lovely purple display in one of her flower pots.
I was interested to know a bit more about the colour purple, and found this interesting info on the Wikipedia.The actual color of Tyrian Purple, the original color purple from which the name purple is derived, is the colour of a dye extracted from a mollusk found on the shores of the city of Tyre in ancient Phoenicia (present day Lebanon) that in classical antiquity became a symbol of royalty, because only the very wealthy could afford it. Therefore, Tyrian purple was also called imperial purple.
Another little tidbit from Wiki, is that the word purple, like orange and silver, has no common word that rhymes with it.
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Great purple entries! Especially the purple breasted finches!
Thanks so much. One of the other bloggers told me that they are lilac-breasted rollers, not finches. 😉
It’s always good to get properly informed! Ok, then, I love your lilac-breasted rollers!
Love your choices. Beautiful paintings. And the eggplants are so robust. Perfect for some delicious eggplant recipe. Thanks….
Thanks so much. That was also a favourite of mine. Mmmm……eggplant. 😉
Fabulous set of paintings AD! Love the aubergines 🙂
I really like that painting too. Thanks so much for the catch up visits. 🙂
Great selections! 🙂
Thanks, it was difficult choosing just a few out of the many roads I’ve travelled. 😉
Sis on display at Macaranga? Wow! For how long?
Sorry, you missed it. Ended on Sunday. 😦
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Those are nice paintings.
Yes, I thought so too, Connie. Thanks so much for the visit. 😉
I love the variety of your colour purple!!! Such an interesting challenge each week!! Will definitely try and do it!!
Thanks, Lisa. The challenges are fun to do, and give you some inspiration. 😉
The birds are not finches they are lilac-breasted rollers.
Thanks so much for the visit and the correct info, Frank. I’m not a bird expert at all, and when I tried googling for matching pics, finches was the best I could come up with. 😉
I love the one of the finches.
Thanks, Tilly. So do I. I think it was sold, which isn’t surprising.
you have a surprise for your blog 🙂 Thanks and Love, nia
Thanks so much, nia. 😉 Love to you.
Fascinating, especially eggplant colour, I love deep purple.
Thanks, dellaanna. I also love that eggplant purple.
Ah so that’s where the notion comes from that purple is a royal colour…thanks for sharing. As to not wanting to move the painting for a better shot, what can they do? (Unhand me you, it’s not as if I was going to stick the painting in my bag!)
You’re welcome to the info, Marco. I’m quite a timid soul really. 😉
Draped in purple velvet?
That sounds very regal. 😉
But of course 🙂
All the paintings here are absolutely beautiful!!
Your sister is quite the talent!
I saw the purple challenge – must say, it’s definitely my colour 😉
Thanks for the Wiki info AD 😉
None of these are my sister’s paintings. She mainly does animals and people, so purple doesn’t usually feature. She hasn’t done one of Malema in his purple Barney suit. 😆
Now that, I would pay money to see 😉
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Thanks so much, Francine. I would find it very difficult not to comment on your lovely posts. 😉
Great choices! Wonderful paintings.
Thanks, Gunta. I wish I could paint like that. 😉
Wonderful work. TFS Ad. Love them all especially the roses.
Regards Florence x
Thanks so much, Florence. 😉
Wow! Your blog is just like mine. Art, food and travel. All the good stuff in life.
Hi there, Sharon. Thanks for the visit and comment. Yes, I agree with you about “the good stuff.” 😉
Wonderful art collection for purple! I love those two birds!
Thanks, Amy. 😉
Great post – the paintings are lovely, but I really love the colors of the violets and pansies in the pot! 😉
Thanks so much. My mom has such a pretty little garden.
I like the aubergines, definitely a winner!
Me too, sidey. Nowhere to hang a painting in my kitchen though.
I rather fancy it for my dining room
Those finches would go perfectly in my bedroom 🙂
They are so pretty, Tandy. I guess the artist just needs the right person to see their painting, and it’s sold. 😉
I like your collection of purple.
Thank you 😉
Love all your representations of purple, especially the pair of finches! 🙂
Thanks so much, Madelaine. 😉
All of your photos are wonderful. Thank you for the information concerning the color purple.
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Thanks, Francine. 😉
It seems the older I get, the more I like purple. How great to walk in a gallery and discover all the purple. Particularly like the birds and the aubergines.
Thanks, lynne. My mom wears all shades of purple. She loves it too.
The roses ‘from the lid of your chocolate box’ look velvety. And I think the frame in front of the orchid, is it? gives your picture some extra depth ( positive side?)
Super post of purple.
Yes, your right, f&f. Always think positive. 😉
My fav is the flowers painting after the finches. Well done!
Thanks, Frank. I wish I could paint like that. 😉
Hi AD all very ‘purplelicious” 😀
you really hit the jackpot for purple at the art exhibition! great post ad, and thanks for the reminder about where purple came from originally 🙂
Yes, I was delighted, and couldn’t let the opportunity pass. 😉
Are all the paintings your sister’s work AD? I love the aubergines, the colours are marvellous.
None of these are my sister’s paintings. She tends to stick to painting animals and African people.
Beautiful paintings and yes purple is such a beautiful colour. I didn’t know of it’s origins, thanks for that piece of information.
Have a lovely day AD…x
You’re welcome to the info, cocoa. I also found it interesting. 😉
lovely paintings. my favourites are birds, flowers and aubergines 🙂
You would have enjoyed this exhibition then, Ruth, and might even have been tempted to buy a couple. 😉
I like the birds, and those aubergines look real (minimal but gorgeous colors). Thanks too, for the purple color background information.
Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Glad you enjoyed. 😉
I like the aubergines as well, some nice art.
Yes, if my kitchen was big enough for paintings, I might have bought the aubergines. 😉
Love the ‘purple breasted finches’ LOL.
Yes, I thought they were delightful too. 😉
I love the birds as well, and the purple info is fascinating 🙂
Thanks, Gilly. I too found the info fascinating. You learn something every day. 😉