I have been thinking about Ann’s 2nd quarter challenge for a while now but didn’t have much time to get anything done. But I finally did it. I used the Color Adobe site to create a palette from a photo. It allows you to use a color wheel or a photo. The other thing I liked about it was that it had several choices of palettes from a photo plus you could create a custom one. I used a photo that I took in Mexico.
The photo above show what the screen looks like with my photo, where the colors were taken and then the palette below. The problem I have with these programs is that the colors of what I saw are nowhere near this palette. The colors were bright green, orange and a cornflower blue. I think the camera changes the colors and then the palette takes that several steps further. So that what I saw in Mexico has little to do with the palette that the computer generates.
But it’s an interesting process. So the first photo was the “colorful” palette and this one is the “bright” palette.
Here’s the “muted” palette.
This one is “deep”
This one is the “dark” palette.
And then you can move the little circles around to find the colors you want. At least this has a little bit of “orange” in it. I decided I would use the “dark” palette to make a wall hanging in felt.
Here are the colors I chose from that palette. Obviously, these colors are not quite the same as the palette. But I used what I had.
I had a piece of pre-felt left over from the Monet challenge last year and used that at the top of the piece. Then I created this piece based on my morning walks and all the wildflowers I see.
This is what it looked like after wetting it down.
And here is the piece after felting. I really like how it turned out but again, I don’t think it has any relation to the photo I chose.
Here’s a detail photo. I think I will add some hand stitching. Have you tried to use a computer generated color palette for inspiration? It is an interesting process and I do like how the color scheme worked. I wouldn’t probably has used the pinky-peach color but I do think it goes well with the color scheme.
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