Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Great Tool for the Bead & Button Show!

Hey Gulls!
Are you going to the Bead & Button Show?
Take Artful Color for Creative Projects with you
To help you pull colors together while bead shopping
And to add just the right 'pop of color' to make your projects stand out from the flock!

A great read on your mobile device during the flight over too!

If you would like to join in on all the color, fly on over to

(okay a bit corny but I couldn't resist - he was just too darn cute!)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


"Wild Flowers" - Acrylic on Canvas

Do you ever get sick after completing a big project? 

My new book (Artful Color) went out on Friday and by Sunday I was flat on my back on the couch nursing hot tea and a box of kleenex.

Took me back 5 years or so, to when I released Eye for Color and... you guessed it... was sick for a week following.

It is as if all that I have, all my energy, all my focus (and yes sleepless nights) go into the project leaving nothing left to protect and nurture my body. And now I'm paying for it.

Just like I did 5 years ago.

And as I lay on the couch I realized that my 2 self published books were released EXACTLY 5 years apart. To the day.

Eye for Color - May 24, 2008
Artful Color for Creative Projects - May 24, 2013

Funny that it took being sick, laying on the couch listening to the birds and watching the clouds to realize the coincidence, the connection, the cycle of things.
(I painted this yesterday during a few of my off-the-couch moments)

Friday, May 24, 2013

 Artful Color for Creative Projects:
Inspirational Color Palettes for Jewelry, Fiber and Mixed Media Artists

Read more on my brand new website:
  • 157 pages of luscious color
  • 60 unique color palettes
  • Photography rich with detail and color
  • Over 75 completed works of colorful art
  • Color wheel relationships to broaden each palette
  • Tips on how to pull colors together in a composition
  • Artful jewelry, fiber, painted and mixed media examples
  • Step-by-step guide to creating your own color palettes

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New Website Full of Color

I've been spinning lots of color
A new banner and logo
A new website full of Color Inspiration -
A new book - Artful Color for Creative Projects to be released tomorrow!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My New eBook - Sneak Peek at the Cover

Artful Color for Creative Projects
Inspirational Color Palettes for Jewelry, Fiber & Mixed Media Artists

Dive into a world of color with luscious photography, expansive color palettes and inspirational works of art. Beverly Ash Gilbert turns her images of everyday scenes into stunning new color palettes bursting with depth and movement, and shows you how to use the colors in your next creative project. Her playful approach will gently guide your eye beyond the most dominant colors of a scene to the subtle nuances that can turn an ordinary color palette into an extraordinary one.

Learn how to use a color wheel to enhance your palettes and discover how transitional colors can help pull the entire composition together. Beverly’s colorful artwork in a variety of mediums helps illustrate how the unexpected or tiny splash of color can make an entire piece come alive.

Artful Color for Creative Projects will not only inspire you with color, and give you numerous new color palettes to play with, but will also teach you how to add depth and movement into your own artwork... no matter the medium.

Details coming soon...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Flowers bloomed on my canvas

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Power of Music

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Beach Treasures


A weekend at the beach, looking for treasures.
What is your favorite color of Sea Glass?