This challenge is a mini research project, and hopefully expanding your inspiration focus. Find an artist (fine arts – oil, printing, painting, drawing) who uses peaches and corals in their work. What other colors do they use with this color palette? Now try to recreate this color palette using your own prints and/or solids. Next week, I will provide you a link-up in the guest post introduction, to add your fabric pull with description of the artist (and link) to the pieces of work you were inspired by.
The prize this month is a 6 piece peach and coral bundle from Art Gallery Fabrics and a $20 Gift card from the Fat Quarter Shop. Winner will be announced in next month’s first post.
With nothing other than curiosity in mind, I spent some time yesterday afternoon with Google Image search and enjoyed getting to browse art with intention.
For my artist and artwork, I selected Marcia Baldwin; I was particularly drawn to her equine art and the way she uses peach and coral so effectively in her work. She is particularly drawn to oil paintings. It was also fascinating to read more about Marcia’s journey and creative arc. I think it likely many of us can relate to her journey.
My Life ~ My Passion ~ My Art by Marcia Baldwin
Art has always been a passion of mine. I knew from a very early age that art was going to be a strong influence in my life and that I wanted to know as much about art as I could possibly learn. I still strive to learn something new every day. It takes practice and patience to be a full time artist and I am finally able to devote one hundred percent of my professional life to my studio work.
After many years working in and around art, making a living as an advertising designer, art teacher, art consultant, photographic artisan and many other niches, I finally opened my art studio to the dedication of purely fine art. I am a trained artist, receiving a BFA and a MFA in the seventies and eighties, respectively. I loved the years I put forth to formal art training. It is invigorating to be around people with that same passion to learning and exploring the creative and problem solving side of your personality. The people who share this passion greatly influence your thought patterns about your art work. It is really great to see the different outcomes from the various people when working on a creative project. We are all looking at the same thing, painting or sculpting or drawing, but each individual will see it a little different and the creation of beautiful works, each individually unique. It is truly amazing.
Above is my fabric pull and take on the Fine Art Palette challenge. I am sure that what Marcia says is very true: if someone else were to create a palette from their stash based on the images, it would be fascinating to see the differences.
The one solid in the grouping is Cloud9 Cirrus Solid in Coral. I ranged the palette from a dark tangerine to light pink in the “Peach + Coral” range and added in yellow and teal as they seemed to be the predominant other colors Marcia used in the paintings I chose as inspiration.
Thank you so much for the fun challenge, Michelle. Linking up with Sunday Stash; while I shopped my stash this week, I’m eager to see what everyone else has been up to. And I’ll be linking up with the Peach + Coral Monthly Challenge.