Last night when I had a gathering in my studio I was asked, ” how do you pick your color palette?” Well part of it is what mood I am in but a more practical answer would be; I have a favorite art store that I frequently visit to find luscious colors of my favorite paints.
I pick out tubes and bottles of fantastic colors that sing to me at that moment and I take them home, after paying of course. Once home I madly paint all sorts of things until the paint is gone. That usually sates me for a while. So I go back to my favorite art store and pick out another interesting color combo that again sings to me. Than it starts all over again.
So back to my blue phase, Blue Bayou was one of those paintings that I started when I was at the “bottom of the bottles” so to speak. It was the last day of the Open Studio Tour and I was demonstrating my painting technique. Running low I got very creative and started adding other combos of paints that were on my table and this amazing piece appeared before my eyes. Magic happens like that in the studio.
It is kinda like life, if you let it flow many wonderful things can happen. If you restrict it to just the bottles you have it can become boring. Change out your color palette every now and then and your life will be fulfilling and happy. Just saying…..