Wednesday, April 2, 2008

color palettes


1. In good (although limited) company..., 2. boxes, 3. solo ante la inmensidad, 4. green ones are hard to find, 5. Picnic party in the garden., 6. red rain, 7. Rothay Park Robin X, 8. Orange mood, 9. red rain, 10. math books.

a mosaic from my flickr faves.

my color palette is an area of my artwork I'm trying to develop lately. I go to the same old favorites over and over, or rely on pretty basic combinations (red and light blue, orange and green, overall monochromatics, etc.) So, I delved into my flickr favorites to find palettes I found interesting that I generally don't or haven't used in art or collages yet. I figure, if I'm drawn to this image at least part of it has to be the palette, right? one thing I'm definitely seeing is a lot of orangey tones. . . .other than that it's all just super pretty and appealing to me.

I think I learned this trick at some point in college, to look at photographic imagery to find palettes for artwork. Not like it's groundbreaking or anything, but it's a nice reminder to always look for new inspirations.

I have been working late this week and I come home late and pretty tired. I'm full of ideas but not a lot of motivation. So, a glass of wine, looking through flickr pretties and listening to the
new andrew bird ep and she & him is a nice way to wind down the day.

3 comments:

em said...

I have never heard of Andrew Bird. I'll have to check it out! I love hearing about new music, so tell me more!

I really, really, really tried to like the Zooey Deschanel album, but I just don't. Which annoys me, because I really WANT to like it!!!

katie said...

em-definitely check out andrew bird on itunes! if you'd like, I can make you a mix cd sometime. it's one of my favorite things to do!

the zooey deschanel has definitely grown on me. . . at first when I bought it i thought, ugh, maybe that was a waste of 10 bucks. there are a few songs I don't care for, but yeah, it's growing on me.

willikat said...

omg. let's make mix cds for each other. i so heart it, too. andrew bird lives here! :)