Each month Michelle Ward posts a unique challenge on her Green Pepper Press Street Team Blog. This month's "Crusade #52" is about your seasonal color choices. Do you change your palette when the skies are blue and the sun is warm? It posed an interesting concept. I find that I generally use the same basic color palette year round; both for art as well as for clothes. My clothes always include black. It goes with anything and, in art, it gives such a nice punch. Of course, I don't tend to pastels or I might not say that! In fact, working with monotone and pastel palettes is one of personal challenges this year. I plan to have fun challenging myself to step away from my comfort colors.
My comfort colors include all green-gold, olive, poison, ick and lime greens - though not too neon bright. I love ochers and deep yellow golds as well as reds and burgundys of a variety of shades. My staples are black, gray, navy and white or off white. I use brighter tones of my favorites in the summer and warmer shades of them in the winter.
For this page I used a transfer from a vintage clothing pattern that I colored with fanciful ideas of what my summer and winter colors might be. The colors in the square-ish shapes are more true to what I really wear. I always have fun with Michelle's 'crusades' and there are some extremely talented people who in my fascination and addition to the monthly treats!
I think if I lived in a place like Dallas again I make more use of colors like white and turquoise. Where I live we have rainy periods even in summer - maybe that's why I tend to just use shades and tones of my favorites? Hummmmmm????
How about you? Do you find yourself using different palettes for your art and clothes in the summer?