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This week’s letter is ‘Y’ for

~ Yellow ~

Yes may be the most often used word starting with a ‘y’, at least in the English language. However, yellow, being one of the primary colors, is not so far behind. It can be found in nature, beautiful yellow flowers and, of course, the sun and stars. It can also be found man made  in signs, houses, clothes, cars and more. I will show you a few examples.

The first ones are from our recent trip to the Outer Banks, NC. A yellow surfboard that stood out by itself against the ocean, but I thought I would increase the effect a little more. (Which is also the reason I am filing this post under fine art.)

yellow, surfboard, surfer, ocean, waves, beach

This next one shows the primary colors of red, blue and yellow all in one parking lot, The Canadian Hole, on The Outer Banks. While I took this photo, David was out windsurfing, too far away to be seen or even photographed by me. So, looking around, sitting on the wooden plank you see in the left of the picture, I saw these yellow parking blocks lining up and thought, yeah – that might be a good picture. I have to admit that at that point I took in the barns and sky, however I did not relate it to the primary colors.

yellow, red, blue

These are some man made examples of yellow surrounding us. And I am sure you can think of and find many more. Now how about nature? I have selected these two of my many flower pictures, can you guess why? While they are no sunflowers, I do think they bring a little sun to us, don’t you?

yellow, red, floweryellow, flower

But if you absolutely need to see sunflowers and stars, I recommend you do a search on Google for Van Gogh, the old master painter. With the right keywords you will find these for example on this website:

Still Life Vase with 15 Sunflowers by Vincent Van GoghStarry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

When ever I see his Starry Night picture(s) I am in danger to start dreaming… and pretty soon I would hear the tune of Don McLean’s homage to him… Sigh – and off she went to search on YouTube. Finding 1) a slideshow of vanGogh’s paintings to the tune and 2) a live recording of Don McLean and his guitar in 1972! Enjoy – and dream away!


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Jenny MatlockThis is my contribution today to round 5 of Alphabe- Thursday hosted by Jenny Matlock. If you have a moment please visit her website and check out other ‘student’s’ work and her ‘terrific tangents’.

22 Comments
  • Karen

    This is one of my favorites so far… Really enjoyed it Claudia!

  • Splendid Little Stars

    Yellow is a great word! I almost did that one, but since I did xanthic last week and it means the same thing I decided to post something different.
    I love the imagery of the surfboard photo! What a contrast the bright cheery yellow is against the gray and blue.

    I love that version of Starry Night! Thanks for sharing it!

    • Claudia Willison

      Ha – I didn’t know about ‘xanthic’ – I’ll have to hop over and read your post. Thanks for visiting!

  • Jen

    Fun post. Yellow is a great color in pictures. Nice job!

  • Theresa Plas

    Enjoying all your sunnY Yellows this morning!

    • Claudia Willison

      Haha – that’s a good one, Theresa! 🙂 Yeah, a little sun in the morning is niiiiice…

  • Porsha Deun

    Yellow is one of my favorite colors because it goes with just about anything! The song Mellow Yellow is even one of my ringtones!! I love your pictures, you have a really good eye.

    http://www.deonanddionfashions.etsy.com

    • Claudia Willison

      You are right, Porsha. And how could I not mention Mellow Yellow – aah, Donovan, the reason I started to play the guitar – LOL

  • Jamie "ChatterBlossom"

    I really like the pic of the parking lot curbs! Good idea on that one!

    • Claudia Willison

      Thanks, Jamie! I rather like that one, too. I don’t think there are too many pics of parking lot curbs out there, hm, looking good – LOL

  • twistedpixelstudio

    Yellow is a fun color. I painted my living room yellow! Love the colors in your post! Great job!

    • Claudia Willison

      Nothing like bringing a little sun i.e. yellow into your daily life routine, right? Our bathroom and guestroom/office in Mannheim used to be soft yellow in different shades. Very nice.

  • Gattina

    Yellow is a primary color and combined with other colors you can make quiet a lot of colors. I like to use yellow with red, which gives a nice orange, or with blue which makes green.
    I wanted first to write about “Yes” . People who say “yes” to everything and everybody because it’s far easier to say yes then no !!

    • Claudia Willison

      In fact out of these three primary you can make all colors – pretty amazing… 🙂 ‘Yes” would have been a good subject, too, but there is always the next round.

  • Jim

    I like your Yellow, Claudia. I suppose that the yellow surfboard is the most striking. I am a Van Gogh fan as well as Don McLean. We stayed almost a week at St. Remy, Provence, France, very near to the sanatorium where he stayed after cutting his ear off. I have pictures of his vineyard on my blog.
    http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search?q=van+gogh
    ..

    • Jim

      Forgot to tell you thank you for peeking in on my yellow cars and for leaving your nice comment. Thank you, Jim
      ..

      • Claudia Willison

        Thank you very much, Jim. Yeah, the surfboard does stand out, doesn’t it?! I have never been to the Provence, I always wanted to capture a photo of those lavender fields you always see. And vineyards are always great (and what comes off it, too) I’ll have another look on your blog now.
        Thanks for your visit and comment!

  • Catherine - Our Village is a Little Different

    I love yellow. it is such a happy color. It always makes me smile.

    These are great photos, and I had almost forgotten that song. Ahh.. memories. I had this song on one of the cassette tapes on I held up to the radio. 🙂

    • Claudia Willison

      Cassette tapes – yeah, right! What are those, I hear kids asking these days – LOL!! Thanks for stopping by, Catherine.

  • Jenny Matlock

    I love how intense you made that yellow appear.

    What fabulous compositions in grey and yellow!

    And I’ve always loved that song, too!

    Thanks for sharing this great link for the letter ‘Y’.

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