I am taking the week off to spend time with family. See you in the New Year! Peace
This week's pattern started in the midst of a Christmas project, but could not be denied its own moment. Aqua Stones is now available on society6 on a myriad of products. So if you are feeling the need to continue your Christmas shopping & still have gifts to buy for people you have not yet seen might I recommend this opportunity. Happy Boxing Day!
Today's palette comes from Dallas Clayton! I feel like an exclamation point is necessary here because Dallas is so ebullient as you will see in his answers below. I don't remember how I found his work, but I do know that following him on Instagram is one of the best things a person can do, as it brings truth & joy to your day. You can also check out his merch & his very awesome world where you can watch a 1 minute video that shows you just how remarkable Dallas Clayton is. And if you need a last minute Christmas gift, I highly recommend An Awesome Book of Love. Peace
What color do you wish wasn't there?
All colors are pretty important. Let's not go choosing sides.
What is your favorite brush?
I just use whatever is called for at the time.
What is your favorite paper/surface to paint on?
Anywhere you aren't supposed to.
What is your favorite color to work with?
I like the color of the sky just before night turns into morning.
When I came across Diana Willard's work on Instagram I immediately appreciated her fauvist landscapes & distinct vision. The clarity of color cannot be denied! You should check out Diana's website which has a load of beautiful images, her sweet honest blog & her painterly etsy shop for more visual delights. Below she answers the #paletteproject questions. Enjoy
1. What color do you wish wasn't there?
Greens are usually the hardest for me to work with, but I am not feeling that lemony yellow color!
2. What is your favorite brush?
I'm pretty hard on my brushes, so I tend to just purchase cheap ones (often the Blick scholastic series) and not worry about destroying them.
3. What is your favorite paper/surface to paint on?
I've always liked painting on canvas, but I've recently been really enjoying painting on paper for my new series. There's something about paper that frees me up to try more experimental colors and techniques!
4. What is your favorite color to work with?
I love oranges and turquoises!
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."