Date Your Colors

Many times, I use those color palettes littered throughout Pinterest that show a nice photograph accompanied by a series of 5 or more colors. I love these color schemes and pin them as much as anybody else and also use them as inspiration for paintings. Here’s one from Design Seeds

Stepping Into the Abstract World

Abstracts are fascinating, aren’t they? They look so simple, but like any good art, they come with a set of rules which are yours to learn and break. After reading Realistic Abstracts, (several times!) I was willing to give it a go. Poppies had just passed the season here, but I had several photographs to work from. Now, I needed a palette.

I’ve been keeping my palettes simple lately, generally 2 complementary colors and then various shades of each color. In search of the perfect palette, I found this lovely seafoam green, red and black palette from colorpalettes.net that seemed perfect.

Vintage Collage

I’m more than a little infatuated with the wonderful texture of collage…tried a few flowers and went way overboard… In “Ruby Tuesday” (below), I pulled way back with a minimalist attitude toward the collage pieces. I’ve used a gorgeous Vermillion from Van Gogh and Peacock Blue from Holbein. Mixed together,

Ever Wondered What a 30 Day Challenge is Like?

These types of challenges can be intimidating! It’s sounds like a lot of work, and to be honest, it can be (more on that below). I was not looking for busywork, but when Wendy Ann made the challenge of Mindful Drawing Month, I felt it was something I needed to do…

Where It All Began

In November 2011, I took a watercolor class to learn techniques to apply to my digital photography. Instead, I fell in love with the magical and mysterious flow of pigment and paper. I was smitten and could not stop…

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