Friday, March 21, 2014


I love the way poppies heads seem too big for their stems, a burst of color bobbing in the wind.

This is another painting in my Poppy Series:
Orange Poppies
36in W x12in H x1.5in W

In my Etsy shop

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Nuno Felt Pillows

New in my Etsy Shop!
Nuno felt pillow in teal, purple, blush

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Color Inspiration - Garden Tools

Color is everywhere, but sometimes so subtle we don't realize that our eyes are picking up nuances of color in every day objects.

This simple tool bench vignette provides a soft, cool earthy palette which would be stunning in a room (imagine soft grey-blue walls, taupe furniture, a chocolate rug and a splash of terracotta in a pillow or painting), or in an elegant piece of jewelry (smoky quartz, carnelian and kyanite) or...

For more color inspiration

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Color Inspiration - Pink Chairs in Holland

Feeling Pink - Shop in Holland in all shades of pink!

See what I have created with this palette in Artful Color for Creative Projects

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Color Inspiration - Lavender Poppies

A mix of teal and purple with just a hint of copper thrown in for pop.

Another way to use the #Coloroftheyear Radiant Orchid

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nuno Felt Pillows

Nuno felting in the same palette of muted purple, teal and blush

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Add a Pop of Color!

Color Inspiration - Painted Poppy Pods

I painted this piece for a client who loves purple and teal in muted, earthy undertones.  I used various values and saturation levels, but felt I needed something more to make the palette pop. By consulting my color wheel, I realized that just a hint of cool gold would help create more movement and interest, yet still work within her color palette.