Thursday, September 15, 2016

September Monthly Challenge Color Palette and Bead Picks

I really like the dark and somber color palette in this month's challenge painting. Mixed in with those muddy neutrals are the loveliest unexpected pops of fall colors - the minty green in the sky, the pink mixed in with those red poppies, the periwinkle and my favorite is that ocher yellow. Even though the poppy red is the predominate color I would probably use it as an accent in my jewelry and focus on those smaller patches of interesting colors. 

And that's the interesting thing about the monthly challenge - you can pick and choose which colors that speak to you and use that as the inspirations for your next challenge. It's been a while since I've done the monthly challenge but these colors are so intriguing I think I will jump in and create a few new pieces with this fun fall palette. 
I picked some beads from the Art Bead Scene team shops that I would love to use for this challenge!

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Mary Harding said...

I love this painting and all of her work. I am very inspired as well. Hope to make a piece or some components in the next days!!

Shai Williams said...

It all goes to show how different things inspire different people. I am having a bugger of a time with this one because the colors aren't speaking to me. Guess that's why it's called a challenge.