Friday, March 25, 2011

Design Focus Friday - Color

This is one of my favorite color schemes. I love the rich jewel tones and the way the yellow pops against the red and the purple. Do you have a favorite color scheme that you like to use in your work? What do you like about it? Where do you get your inspiration for your color choices?

 I get most of my inspiration from nature. I love to take photos in the garden, on my walks in the woods and when we visit the beautiful places in Northwest Montana like Glacier National Park.
You can always find wonderful colors if you look closely. It always amazes the number of colors you see in tree bark. I have so many photos of tree bark that I have found with different color palettes. I could work from those photos as sources of inspiration for years to come. Where do you find your color inspirations? I'd love to see some of your favorite color choices. Leave a comment and share your favorite color palettes.

Next month we'll be talking about value!


WoolenSails said...

I need to get more close ups of natural items and textures. Then I can experiment on small pieces to try them out in fabrics and threads.


Jensters said...

Yummy im lovely the colour scheme from the first picture take a look at my latest article on my blog and yr see why! Most of my inspiration comes from the sea....i also love tree bark too.

Linda said...

I'm a colour freak too Ruth, love all combinations and anything that shows a little yellow, yet I don't do things all in yellow. It was just yesterday that I snapped a few bark photos again. I love bark!! And, I love the MACRO function on my camera. I will be waiting for the 'value' post.

Elizabeth said...

It is truely amazing how a tiny bit of yellow, white or orange can make a piece sing!!!! Love this piece!!