Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Learning Color from Dish Gardens

From my garden last Summer.
A study in greens. 
From Martha Stewart

I have mentioned in the past that choosing colors has always been a challenge. Frequently I study floral design. For example, this little succulent garden in the little pink dish. The subtle greens, grays, lavender and that little red/brown striped leaf are the perfect collage of color from which to build a color palette for a quilt.  

A study in greens, with pops of lavender and purple.The quilter has the world for inspiration. The task is to narrow that view to provide the color palette that would work in fabric. Therefore, the study continues.

  • While these greens with their contrast colors are beautiful I find greens very difficult to work with. Much like reds, they either play well with others or not at all. 
  • I continue to search for green inspirations to mollify that angst that comes with green choices.
  • I find that the Martha Stewart print and blog site photos provide a great resource for study. Good old Martha Stewart (and company) have been stalwarts of the design universe for so long. An American icon of sorts. 
  • As our snow melts we are starting to see bits of green here and there. Not the green-green but the early hint of verdant pastures to come. Have a lovely day.

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