I am so excited to bring you another great week of Color Crush! It's hard to believe how quickly our community and this color palette project is growing. Thank you so much to all who participate and continue to spread the word about all the color goodness we have going on. The more we share the better it will be for everyone. It means more opportunity for recognition, new creative friends to meet all over the world, inspiring ideas and advice, a chance to be the featured artist and even more surprises coming soon for active participants.
If you are just catching up with us now, look at how beautiful this week's Instagram feed turned out using Color Palette 5:
Instagram feed @colorcrushcreative
Have you been wondering just how posts are selected for the feed? First, I do pick from a selection of artists that I find, follow and love as I casually scroll through Instagram to help fill out the feed, especially for the first couple days when artists are still warming up to the new colors. Some of these Instagramers I have been a long time admirer, others are new to me, and a few are even my friends in real life.
As for participants in the weekly challenge, I am not looking for the most popular or well known artist. I am specifically searching for how well the colors are used and speak to the overall feel for the weekly theme. Another important factor is how well the image is photographed. I usually look for straight on images with light or white backgrounds. (Read THIS POST for some great photo tips.) Look at the image above and you will see a very curated feed that will catch the eye of newcomers and help grow the Color Crush brand.
Ok, I know what you really want...the new palette! It's bold, it's happy, it makes me think of home. The dark blues are gorgeous and they are our main colors this week, but it's not meant to be a heavy color that weighs your painting down. Balance out your artwork with white or light grey, throw in a splash of coral or yellow and round it out with a touch of teal. I am calling this week's Color Crush palette -
#cccpalette6: Happy Home
And finally, feel free to post your artwork now using the new color palette and hashtag #cccpalette6 - And don't forget to help make the hashtag #colorcrushcreative trend by using it on all your colorful posts! Help grow our community by sharing on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!
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