Inspired by…the color palette generator

Blogtoberfest ~ Day 12

I have been thinking a lot about color these days. Color is not something that comes easily to me.I love color, but I have to really¬†work my brain to get color from my mind’s eye onto canvas. I need all the help I can get…..

Yesterdays post about Pinterest and my pinning of favorite color combinations got me thinking of other ways that I “add’ color to my artwork.

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

I originally read about the Color Palette Generator on one of my favorite blogs, Creature Comforts. Naturally I found it so inspiring that I then pinned it to Pinterest.( have I mentioned lately how much I love my computer…)
The Color Palette Generator is so easy to use. You can link here for full details courtesy of Creature Comforts. It is all visual so no reading required. The above image explains it all.

  • find image you looove
  • right-click to view url of image
  • “copy” image url
  • go to website
  • copy and paste link into Color – Palette-ify! box
  • A ha!

You now have your beautiful image plus the main colors within the image. I find it much easier to take these colors and get my paint a mixing.

Of course, all of this color coding can also be applied to your blog or website. Have a beautiful image and want to base a header/ banner/ blog button around it? Color-Pallette-ify the image and A ha! you have the colors listed and their “ingredients” for you to use in your other web-based projects.

Easy -peesy. Love!

If you have any tricks up your sleeve…please share. I need help……

Thanks for visiting!

Always inspired by…the works of others.

Blogtoberfest ~ Day 7

I love looking at others artwork.

I am always in awe at how they have achieved a certain mood with color or how they have created a certain texture or line.

I love a piece of work that I can get lost in. My eyes wandering in and out always discovering something new. My favorite piece is one that I can walk away from, but on my return find a little something I missed the first time around. That is the type of art I want for my home. This is the type of artist I can only aspire to be!
Below are a few artists that are inspiring me right now

Deb Chaney - click on pic to link to her site

Deb Chaney
This Vancouver based artist is it! I love the texture, juxtaposition of hard and soft lines and the free-flowing nature of this painting. Deb is a contemporary abstract artist, a workshop facilitator and founder of Illuminate the Artist Within, a course which does just that . I have my eye on her workshop page!

Anna Flores - click on picture to link to her site

Anna Flores
A mixed media artist based out of Germany. Her art is soft and romantic. She has two wonderful blogs full of beautiful images ~
paintings by anna flores
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Jodi Maas - click on picture to link to her site

Jodi Maas
Jodi creates work rich in layer and depth. Her use of color draws you in.They have a beautiful, soft, ethereal style to them. Have a visit on her site and you will see what I mean. Beautiful!

I am always on the search for inspiring artwork..and inspiring artists. If you would like to share any artists with me (and this can include yourself!) please leave me a comment below.

Thanks for visiting. Have a happy weekend!