Artist + Pattern Designer
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Color Studies 2010 - 2011

In 2010, I received a generous set of oil paints for my wedding shower. I didn't know how to start, and my art professor husband encouraged me to start by trying to mix colors I had seen and recreate them. This started a project over the next 1-1/2 years where I'd challenge myself to notice colors on my bike ride home from work, or exploring Philly with friends. I'd try to recreate and record the colors and remember something tangible. Some were in oil paint, but many were in watercolor and inks as my time was limited with work. This project has stuck with me and years later, the memories are still strong. The entire project can be viewed here.

Sunshine through Begonias. 02.16.2010.

Sunshine through Begonias. 02.16.2010.

This was my first color study. Inspired by the pure glow of the winter sun starting to shine through our apartment the first moment I arried home from work one afternoon.  Breathtaking, walking on the sun type of solar burst hitting me in the eye.  Yet there were shadows of light purplish gray contrasting too.

Fruit Punch & Cloth Napkins. 09.25.2010.

Fruit Punch & Cloth Napkins. 09.25.2010.

Whole Wheat Bread & Sunflower Seeds. 08.28.2010.

Whole Wheat Bread & Sunflower Seeds. 08.28.2010.

Layers of Violet Sky. 01.13.2011.

Layers of Violet Sky. 01.13.2011.

Elle Decor on 48 Bus Home. 03.04.2011.

Elle Decor on 48 Bus Home. 03.04.2011.

Shrimps. 3.22.2010.

Shrimps. 3.22.2010.

Yellow Everywhere on a Gray Day. 05.12.2010.

Yellow Everywhere on a Gray Day. 05.12.2010.

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