the heart wants.
|The Old Guitarist, Pablo Picasso|
How to Pick A Palette
1. Choose the Emotion. First decide what emotion you want to evoke with your piece and then decide what palette. Reds - Anger, Aggression, Passion. Blue - Serenity, loneliness. Yellow - Happy, Excited. You get the idea
2. Pick what you Like. I'm thinking this is the trap I've fallen into lately. When starting a project I look at my fabric and just say - hey I like these reds and then I grab my color wheel and pick the colors that I like from there. Its easy to work with colors you like and therefore that much easier to get the project done.
|UNEXPECTED LANDSCAPE PALETTES|
4. Choose the Unexpected. So you want to do a landscape. Does that mean you need to stick to blues, greens, browns with a hint of yellow? NO. I mean if you were taking a photo yes. But you are an artist with a full range of colors in front of you. Choose something unexpected that will convey what you want to say about the piece.
|PALETTE CREATED FROM MY PHOTO|
6. Use an Online Palette Generator. I've talked about these before....you pick a photo you like and the program takes the colors from there so you can match them to your fabric. And then there is Design Seeds where they do all the work for you - choosing the photos and creating the palette.
So How Do You Create a Palette?