Orange and Turquoise Personal Overview
Today’s color combo is Orange and Turquoise. I’m personally a fan of this set of colors because it reminds of the American Southwest. I grew up here in Arizona, and these two colors remind of the heritage of both Arizona and this region as a whole.
What I think of Orange Personally
Orange reminds me of the desert, sunsets, and citrus – 3 things we’re commonly known for. It makes me think of how vast and arid the desert is, but also its innate beauty. It reminds me of beautiful sunsets, which Bob Ross said we have some of the best of (Season 8, Episode 10). And of course, our orange trees, which we use to have a lot of, but I don’t see that many of these days.
Some Interesting Qualities of Orange
Orange gets its name from the fruit. It tends to convey feelings of joy, vibrancy, and warmth. While it stimulates action, it is less aggressive than red due to its calming yellow additive. It is commonly used to portray changing seasons (especially fall), good health, hunger, heat, and caution. Orange tends to be used to grab attention, but not command it like red does. Orange is usually loved or hated.
What I think of Turquoise Personally
Turquoise reminds me of the gem, which was mined here in AZ, and Native Americans used heavily in their jewelry, making some of the finest pieces in all the US. I didn’t really use to like Turquoise when I was younger, but after studying it, and using it, I’ve grown quite fond of it. It’s a beautiful color, really.
Some Interesting Qualities of Turquoise
Turquoise is named after the gem of the same name. Because it contains both blue and green, it tends to have a calming effect on its viewers. Turquoise tends to be linked to prosperity, tranquility, and healing (in all senses). While commonly labeled as a “feminine color,” it also has many properties that remind folks of the ocean itself.
Orange and Turquoise Combined
I really like Orange and Turquoise because, for me, it encapsulates the feel of Arizona as a whole; this color scheme represents many of the things we’re known for.
I also really love Orange and Turquoise because it’s a nice blend of action and reflection. The orange grabs your attention passively, and the beauty and magnificence of the Turquoise keeps that attention.
Orange and Turquoise Abstract Art For Sale
If you’re looking to buy abstract art, you’ve come to the right place… sort of.
I sell abstract paintings here, but I can’t guarantee that I have any in these colors.
But below, I listed some of the best places that I know of to buy abstract art pieces – regardless of colors. The sections below will talk about where to get originals, then prints, then other objects.
Whether you buy from me or not, I hope that you find what you’re looking for.
Where to buy Original Orange and Turquoise Artworks
If you’re looking to buy original abstract artworks, I’ve listed some great websites a little further down.
Buying an original artwork – as opposed to some sort of print – is great for the artist because it usually tends to make them more money, which means they can then invest that money back into making more art.
For most artists, selling original artworks makes them the most money – more than a print would, simply because of the uniquity of the item. Of course, that also means the buyer gets a one-of-a-kind item.
The following list is a list of websites where you can buy original pieces of art, abstract or otherwise.
If you’ve never heard of eBay, have you even used the internet? EBay is the internet’s oldest, most widely used auction house. And it’s got almost anything you can think of, including original abstract paintings.
Since EBay is so vast – second only to Amazon – it serves much of the world, and has everything from tiny, inexpensive items, to houses and planes.
But many artists have found eBay to be a great place to sell their art. Due to its low listing fees, vast global reach, and plethora of available items, some artists use eBay exclusively to sell their art.
Since the emphasis for eBay is not on art, it’s a great place to find items on sale, but not always the best place to get original paintings, drawings or sculptures.
Etsy is like an Amazon/eBay hybrid for art. Sellers can upload anything that was created by hand or that is considered vintage. Etsy is great because it’s narrower than either Amazon or eBay, and many, many artists tend to use it.
What’s really nice about Etsy is that you can find a wide array of art-related items, from artworks themselves, to home décor, clothing, and even toys. We’re a fan of Etsy for its ease of use and wide array of available listings.
One thing to note is this: While Etsy does have a lot of original artworks from around the world, many artists do sell prints of their work here, as well as print on demand type products, so the focus is not on originals. Doesn’t mean you can’t find them – but you will find a lot of processed pieces amongst the unique ones.
Saatchi Art is an online gallery that sells art exclusively – nothing else. Only paintings, drawings, sculptures –things of that nature.
Saatchi Art is sort of like an upscale gallery – it’s got that kind of feel to it. The site is modern, they offer curators, and the art is not usually what most would call “cheap.”
While SA does offer prints, the majority of their items are original pieces.
Even though the prices for art tend to run a little higher here than elsewhere, you get what you pay for.
Saatchi Art is the full gallery experience, and the buyer is taken care of. Artists must ship according to strict standards, and their Trust Pilot rating is very high. You can find some really nice orange and Turquoise art here.
Artfinder.com. ArtFinder is similar to the aforementioned; it’s an online gallery strictly for art. While not as big as SA, it does have its own niche audience. ArtFinder (AF for short) also has a great selection of art available, and tends to be a bit more affordable.
Another cool thing about AF is the tabs they have the top of their page.
“Daily Finds” helps random artists get more attention, and “New” lets you see what has been recently added. “Sales” can help artists sell more of their work at a great price, and “Editor’s Picks” gives a little love to the artists that are already established.
Zatista.com is similar to the two above, and is kind of a hybrid. The site is newer and less established than either SaatchiArt or ArtFinder, but I’ve been seeing more of them lately. The sites is clean, has a huge price range available ($50 to $10k artworks), and has a heavy emphasis on selling original works. A viable option that will probably only gain popularity over time.
Orange and Turquoise Abstract Art On Canvas
I’ll talk more in a few minutes about where you can get abstract art on different types of materials, but first let’s talk about canvas art.
Below are a few websites where you can get canvas prints of art. Some of these sites do offer things other than canvas, but it will be the focus.
A quick note: The specialty of these sites is NOT their vast selection of works available – its more for uploading your own pictures and getting them made on canvas as prints. If you want bigger selections, skip down to the “Prints” section.
GreatBigCanvas.com (GBC) is a site that specializes in canvas art. You can get various sizes and configurations, such as split canvas sets. They also offer poster prints, wall peels, and framed art.
My gripe with GBC is their selection. When I searched for Orange and Turquoise, I didn’t really find that many results. Literally a handful.
GBC does allow you to upload your own photo to become a print, but unless you already have the image of the art, it does little for someone looking to buy a print of art they’ve seen before.
ICanvas.com is another site, very similar to GBC. ICanvas has a little bit bigger selection (from what I’ve seen), and offers about the same options as GreatBigCanvas did.
Orange and Turquoise Quilts and Quilt Patterns
Alright, so I’ll be honest here…
I didn’t do a whole lot of digging on this topic, simply because I didn’t feel like there were many options.
My searching led me back to major outlet websites like Etsy, EBay, Overstock, Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Although, I did find one website from an actual artist that WAS selling abstract quilts; Terryaskeartquilts.com.
It seems Terry Aske has a good selection of quilts with cool abstract patterns on them. Many of them have these hypnotic circle patterns in them, while others are etched with crisscrossing lines. Very cool. Check her out if you get a chance. (Tell her Coty Schwabe sent you. She doesn’t know I am so itll be fun.)
Where to get Orange and Turquoise Art Prints
So here’s where we get into the websites I recommend for getting prints of artwork. The reason? The selection is vast. There’s no dearth of great abstract artworks to buy as a print from these sites. Many, many artists – big and small – use the following sites to sell their artwork replicas.
The cool thing about these sites is this: They’re “Print on Demand” (PoD). Not only can you get prints of artists work on things other than canvas – like metal prints, wood prints, and posters – you can get that artwork on other items like phone cases, handbags, towels, shower curtains and more.
FineArtAmerica.com is my go to PoD site. I have personally sold items on it, and have had a good experience with them.
Their selection is the biggest out of all the print sites, and they even own Pixels.com, which was more based around photography, and combined them.
My wife also bought me a phone case with my own abstract art on it, and said that the site was easy to use and buy from.
Below is a picture of the phone case she bought me with my painting Monochromatic Dream printed on it, so you can see if for yourself.
I love it.
What I like about FAA for buying prints is how many options they have for buying prints. Not only do they have a HUGE inventory of artists’ works, their customization options for buying that art is INSANE.
They have multiple color options for the frame…
…you can buy the print with colored sides or mirrored…
…you can get it matte or glossy…
And they have many different sizes to choose from, based on the size of the photo itself.
Again, this is my go to.
There are some other great sites, but all of them are very similar, so there isn’t much to say that differentiates them. Each site has its own strengths, but it really comes down to taste. Here they are:
Where to Find Orange and Turquoise Home Décor and Wall Art
While many of the print on demand sites listed above have options for printing on things like clocks, shower curtains, and bedding, sometimes finding actual modern furniture and wall art can still be a challenge. Sometimes you gotta go with the big guns.
Below, I’ve listed the bigger outlet stores if you can’t find what you’re looking for at any of the online outlets I’ve listed up to this point.
Amazon.com. I don’t think I really need to explain the world’s biggest marketplace, do I?
Overstock.com is site dedicated to selling quality goods at a discount. Everything that is available on their site is some sort of deal, usually 50% off. They have a large variety of things available, and the quality of the items is usually pretty high.
The only thing I have against Overstock is simply that it’s not just for art, or even just home goods in general. They tend to have cool items, and sometimes you can find abstract art related items, but it comes and goes.
Wayfair.com is the internet’s largest home décor outlet. They tend to have quite a bit in the way of art pieces, but I’d say their specialty is home goods, like décor and furniture. If you’re looking for a piece of abstract furniture – like a dresser or table – you might find it here.
Allmodern.com is actually owned by Wayfair, but what’s cool about AM is that it’s niche specific, meaning its results are tailored to modern styled furniture and décor. I really like their tables and chairs. Now, the styles are probably considered more modern or contemporary than abstract but I often find that people who say that, mean something other than what they actually said.
Orange and Turquoise Abstract Art Online
If you’re here simply to research more about Orange and Turquoise, then I’ve got a few resources for you. In this section, I’ll list out some places where you find this color set online.
Orange and Turquoise Backgrounds and Wallpapers
One thing that a lot of people like to do is to get colored backgrounds for their phones or tablets; or wallpapers for their computer or even website.
There are hundreds of these sites out there, so I’m just going to list a couple here:
Orange and Turquoise Abstract Designs
While I’m not sure what you would look for if you were looking for designs of this color, but if you were looking for some images of designs for these colors, I’d recommend some stock photo sites.
These stock photo sites tend to have high quality images, no matter what you’re looking for. Whether it’s as a background, a wallpaper, or simply for inspiration, you can usually find what you need by searching the sites listed below.
And regardless of whether your abstract art designs are for personal or commercial use, you can generally find some really good pictures here.
The first three are sites where you can download many of the images for free. The second set of sites all require you to buy some sort of license. The free ones usually have great photos and images, but it also means the selection is more limited; more so than a site where people get paid to use those photos. Keep that in mind.
FREE STOCK PHOTO SITES
PAID STOCK PHOTO SITES
Orange and Turquoise Styles
There are two things that come to mind when thinking about styles for Orange and Turquoise:
Apparel and Color Schemes
What do I mean?
Well, if you think about it, nothing escapes the fashion industry. It’s quite possible that you could find clothes bearing these colors. In fact, I’m 100% positive there are clothing and/or accessories out there with this color set.
In all honesty, I’m not a fashionista or fashion guru, so I couldn’t tell you if these colors were good in fashion or not. I also have no personal recommendations as to where to find clothes that would match these colors.
The only thing I can think to recommend is to search for Orange and Turquoise on Pinterest or Instagram and see what kind of results come up. Both of those sites are highly visual-based websites, and I’m sure there are a lot of advertisers on both selling clothing and accessories of said color(s).
Now color schemes.
If you’re thinking about painting or decorating your house using these colors, it’d probably be a good idea to look up some color schemes with these colors first BEFORE investing in them.
Personally, I go to my local paint store (represent Dunn Edwards – why won’t you sponsor me? Lol.) and look at color schemes in the little booklets they have there.
But not everyone wants to do that. Some people simply want find some colors that go with the ones they have in mind, and they’re off to the races.
The main place I’d recommend to find color schemes, again, is Pinterest. As an abstract artist myself, I tend to use it all the time to find quality color schemes really quickly.
However, there are a couple of other sites I use and I’ll list them here:
Orange and Turquoise Abstract Artwork
Earlier, we talked about some places where you could buy original art. Then we covered prints and even home décor. In this section I wanted to talk about Orange and Turquoise famous examples, but it was tough for me to find any.
On top of that, finding Orange and Turquoise abstract art through history was as equally challenging. There are tons of paintings that use Orange and Turquoise, but most of them tend to also use other colors as well, so simply didn’t include them here.
Orange and Turquoise Abstract Art DIY
In this final section, we’ll talk about the process of making art. We’ll go over some of the methods themselves, and places you can find more information on making your own abstract art, if that’s what you’re looking to do.
Orange and Turquoise for Beginners
If you’re looking to start making some Orange and Turquoise abstract art of your own – especially paintings – I’ll share with you some common techniques.
The first is pouring. This is exactly what it sounds like – literally pouring paint onto a surface – usually canvas, but sometimes wood or paneling – and tilting it until the paint makes a design that you like.
Normally, this is done with water based paints, like acrylic or latex, and more often than not, the paint is diluted slightly to allow movement. Sometimes the artists will apply a thin “skim coat” to the surface first to help the next layers slide around a little easier.
Most people call this “fluid art” and the general practice is to pour the paint from a cup onto the surface, tilt the surface until it’s evenly coated and has the desired look, then the piece is left alone to dry.
Gestural abstraction is simply a fancy way of saying that you use your body to create a piece. This is also commonly called “action painting.”
Probably the most famous action painter is my hero Jackson Pollock (the man that got me into painting). If you’ve seen his paintings, you’ve seen the technique I’m talking about.
Pollock dripped, splashed, poured, and threw his paint on the canvas. To him, the act of creating the painting was as much a part of the art as the finished piece itself. He also believed that artists needed to look no further than within themselves to find inspiration to create, which is very counter culture to what was believed in his time (that we must draw on the world around us for inspiration).
My painting Southwestern Samba is a Pollock inspired piece that uses colors like orange and Turquoise. I created it by slinging trails of paint across the canvas.
If you want to see more on how I create Pollock style pieces, read this post.
This is the type of painting I’m most know for now, and it’s a style I picked up from German artist Gerhard Richter. (Which is funny, because I too am German… not that it matters much, just thought it was interesting)
In order to create scraped abstract paintings, you simply scrape the paint across your surface with some sort of flat object.
Sometimes I will use rubber squeegees, sheets of acrylic, or even corrugated plastic to scrape the paint across the surface. You simply pour the paint where you want it on the canvas (or onto the tool itself), then scrape it across the surface with solid, even strokes.
My painting, Chasing Sunsets is an example of a scraped painting I did with Turquoise and orange and red.
Orange and Turquoise videos on Youtube
Whether you’re looking to learn more about making art or buying it, a good place to check is YouTube. YT tends to have information on almost anything. There are hours and hours of videos about Orange and Turquoise abstract art step by step tutorials and instructional content. There are a lot of great artists out there.
Orange and Turquoise Lessons
While YouTube is great for finding videos of people creating art, it’s not always the best place for learning it, step by step.
For this, I’d check Google for lessons on how to make art from scratch. Many artists teach courses, webinars, and workshops on how they make their art, from beginning to end.
A few that I have found on YT that I have followed are John Beckley and David M Kessler. They both show how they make their art with tips and suggestions, and offer courses you can take to learn from them.
I also find that Udemy.com has some decent courses for not that much money. I took a course for about ten dollars, and it was worth it. It was by a guy named Andy Morris, and he teaches some simple abstract techniques that I’ve used and some good results with.
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All the best,