Friday 28th January 2022

Going For (Harvest) Gold…Colour Challenge. #SundayStills. 114/2021.

Going For (Harvest) Gold…Colour Challenge. #SundayStills. 114/2021.

Terri here has shared the prompts for September 2021 and this one was for me a challenge in itself but I went for GOLD….(Harvest Gold) as our Australian sporting commentators would say about Olympic Competitors….and trawled through my images.

I find colour and its detection can be a personal thing and often a subtle one.

For example purple has different hues that can be red based and blue based.

So, I have selected  images from nature and my art and that’s how I’ve “gone for (harvest) gold”



My drawn and coloured collage. I see lots of ‘gold’ shades here.


In the local bush area near our house, as the more brightly coloured wattle begins to fade it darkens and I can see a more gold-tinge.



The  shades of gold are more apparent in the deepest part of the daisy. I think it’s a daisy. I just know I love these for their mandala shapes!



And mentioning mandalas , this one I drew and coloured  has some different shades of yellow into gold which could match the criteria for harvest gold.


Beauty in this plant, with tightly curled petals and some withering capture the more faded gold effect I see.


One of my art designs where I can see a semblance of the harvest gold could be in the blending of some of these…imagination required.


A large free flowing floral design over a background of gentle yellow with some added more orange/gold highlights might squeeze into the category too.


I look forward to reading others’ interpretation of this colour challenge prompt.








  1. My goodness, Denyse, your creativity knows no bounds! I love your drawings and coloring! The second to last has the citrine orange in it as well. All the gold tones work for the prompt. I love these colors all year long–I guess I love the warmth.

    • Thank you so much Terri. I never really got a chance to explore my creativtiy as much until we moved away from family and I was anxious and rather lost…

      Art and playing with media along with photos helped me so much to immerse myself creatively.

      Now it’s my go-to most days…and I am well again.

      Kind words, indeed from you my friend.

      Warm wishes


  2. These posts for sunday stills are so cheery! #Lifethisweek

  3. A great haul of gold in your art and examples from nature Denyse! You are so creative in your thinking and artwork 🙂

  4. Great choices Denyse. I love your own art contributions. I would love to learn simple doodling or drawing. My parents were both pretty good at drawing, painting, etc. but I just didn’t take that up and I kind of wish I had tried

    • Thank you so much…and about when I started….to do this. I was in my 60s! Never rule something out based on age/too late Kirstin!

      Take care,


  5. You are so talented. I have no idea how you drew that mandala. It is so intricate. Love all the warm gold in your world and your art. I have a feeling the images on your margin are more examples of your talent. Just beautiful.

    • Oh Leslie, you are so very kind . Your comments are a great comfort and make me feel good! Yes, that design is a recent one of mine made with circles and then added floral patterns inside. I keep something like this on the go and enjoy the mindfulness very much.

      Back in my primary school days we were shown how, using a compass with a pencil in it, we could make “flower petals” and I remembered that when I started learning how to draw mandalas back in 2016. If you ever get an interest in learning more, happy to help.

      Thank you again,