My first thoughts on this palette were that these just weren't very "me" colors. I rarely choose any kind of purple as my main color, and if I do, I tend to go for a bluer shade. However, I like a challenge, and I ended up doing not one but two paintings in this color scheme, and a few extra things as well!
This first painting went a little darker than planned. I'm titling it Allium after the purple flowers. I think they're actually related to onions or something. My cousin Damian posted a photo of one that her husband had picked for her last week, and I told her I wanted to paint them, so when a purpley palette was announced for this week, it was perfect! The addition of the dragonfly was suggested by my friend, Kim, who is also participating in SOC.
I also made this little animation of stages of progress.
Prints of this piece are available here.
And for the second painting...
I did an animation for this one as well.
Next up, a collage of my products that fit in this color palette.
2.Boss Lady Tee in Eggplant.
3. Lavender and Dots iPhone 5 case
4. How I Roll Jacket in gray
5. Custom Monogram Wedding Stickers
6. Custom Thank You Wedding Stickers
7. Purple MegaDoodle Lunchbox
8. Custom Photo Luggage Tags
9. Flourish iPhone 5/5s case in lavender.
10. Purple Quilt Pattern Kitchen Towels
11. Purple MegaDoodle heart stickers
12. Custom Family Crest Tees in Asphalt
I also used this week's palette for a few pattern designs. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these yet.
These are made with my Floral Ornamental Photoshop Brush Set.
Lastly, a couple designer insider FUN FACTS!
*I searched for images of statues to use as reference for the statue in my Allium painting, but eventually went with this photo of a real girl by Loretta Lux.
*I had no intention of creating a celebrity likeness with my portrait, but as it turns out, I think she looks like a mix of Kate Moss and Blake Lively.
Thanks for stopping by!You can see the work of other SOC participants here.
NOTE TO MY FELLOW SOC FOLKS: I have a little issue with reading white text on black background (it gives me migraines), and I've noticed that lots of participants in this challenge have that color scheme on their blogs. So, if you've visited and commented and I haven't reciprocated, it's probably just because I can't stick around your page long enough to comment. Sorry about that!