Summer of Color is a 6-week art party lead by Kristen of Twinkle Twinkle. I participated last year for the 4th go-round, and I had so much fun that I'm back at it again for Summer of Color 5!
The guidelines for this week's palette were to choose 2 shades of blue and 1 shade of green. I went about this systematically, like so:
Once I'd chosen my favorite trio of shades, I used them to create this painting:
It's very rare that I paint any man-made structure (i.e. buildings), and minimalism is generally not my thing, but I thought I'd try something outside my comfort bubble for this week. So, I went for a stark sky of the palest blue I chose, and some beach huts in the other 2 shades. To keep it simple, half of my painting process way actually un-painting things I had instinctively added due to my apparent allergy to simplicity.
Here's a little animation of the process:
I then went on to create this leaf pattern in the same color scheme:
I used this pattern, as well as the painting, as surface design on some fabulous goodies in my shop. Here is a sampling of my home decor products with these designs:
Thanks for coming by! Leave me a comment before you head off to check out the rest of the participants entries for this week.