Maybe what makes this community genuine is that we are all real people, with real lives and just trying to connect in a real genuine way. That's me, just a real person behind the screen! I'm a mom to three redheaded boys, wife to a pretty cool guy (who still doesn't understand the art career, lol), homemaker, friend, social media addict, sharer, writer, reader, traveler, Netflix fan, plant lover, new yogi, art teacher and full-time artist. Whew!
As you have all been encouraging me to go easy on myself, I want to let you know that I'm ok with the palette getting to you late, and I hope you are as well. So, with that in mind, you can see why I decided to name this week's palette "Treat Yourself" because, dear artists, we really need to be good to ourselves so that our creativity can flow and we can make the world a better, more beautiful place.
Please show love to others who are sharing their work by taking a moment to leave comments and encouraging words to those who use our hashtags. Use #colorcrushcreative for any colorful post and #cccpalette38 for this week's color combination. And don't forget to tag @colorcrushcreative on your posts. Spread the love - the smallest gesture can mean a lot!
Alas, I did not take time to play this week with the palette (you know, taking a breather!). But I have an idea of a few colors you could use a jumping off spot to mix up your own magic. It will take practice in mixing. the more you do it the better you will get. Try these in any medium (and remember that acrylic dries darker):
- Payne's Grey mixed with white for the blue-grey
- Teal and a bit of Cadmium Yellow light (or Hansa or any lemony yellow) with a whole lot of white to make a nice minty green
- A tiny bit of Payne's grey with mostly white for the light grey
- Orange with white or any yellow with a dab of red plus a lot of white.
- Cadmium or Hansa Yellow light
- Yellow Ochre