Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fun Tuesdays

  There are so many fun places to post photos on Tuesdays.  Often I would choose one site a week...well almost a week.  Then I noticed on other blogs that they combined various sites,  giving credit at the end of their post.  Brilliant!!! The best of all worlds.

It is taking me a long time to wrap my brain around creating color palettes. Should it really be that difficult? There are so many possible ways to do it?  
So today, using  Kim Klassen's storybook template, I gave it my best shot of a charming home I walked by outside of Aix, Provence.

This photo I have used as inspiration for at least three paintings.  This is the latest one.

Another palette style using a Kim Klassen texture.  On second thought, I wish I had brought the texture all the way to cover the hearts.  Another time I will give that a try.

There is so much more to photography than taking photos....it is the first step on a brilliant path of learning and creating.

Linking today with:
                                      Kent Weakley



  1. Thankyou very much Sharon for joining in this week. Your palette is lovely - scenes like that are just perfect to use as an art reference. I also really like how you added a tablecloth to your painting as it really brings the canvas to life.

  2. I love that you used your photo to inspire a painting. Beautiful!

  3. What a lovely photo and palette - and I love the way you've used it to inspire your painting. Beautiful colours in both and I love the vibrancy of the blue in your painting - it brings it to life. Stunning.

  4. Looks like your color palette is happening beautifully. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I really like the color palette done to look like little paint swatches. And I LOVE the painting inspired by that first photo!


Thank you for taking your time to drop by and leave a note. Warmly, Sharon