Saturday, 28 December 2013

BEFORE THE WIND - FIND YOUR PALETTE

BEFORE THE WIND
8" x 6" Canvas Panel

To view my Gallery or purchase this painting please visit Daily Paintworks. Larger originals or prints may be available by contacting me.

FINDING YOUR PALETTE

I just found a great tool for those that have trouble figuring out what colours to use when painting. You can upload an image and it will give three palette choices, or you can select your own from the colours it has identified in the image.

http://www.cssdrive.com/imagepalette/

Once you have the colours identified, you can mix them, dot on white paper and when dry, hold them against the suggested palette to see if they match. With acrylic you must wait until they are fully dry because they change colour, some more than others.

Here I uploaded an image, clicked "select palette" and this is what I got. Then I painted a semi abstract, using the palette for inspiration. As I continued to work, I "pushed" the colour into luminosity to experiment, but still retained the essence of blue/green and red/orange.


The website also has other tools which I will cover in later posts.


Cat # 13278 Before the wind
4th Day of Christmas