I have always had a number of visitors to our monthly Open Studio Walk inquire as to where I am able to find inspiration for the weekly new paintings I complete. I frequently turn to home decorating magazines. They are on line and many of them publish room ideas, decorating ideas almost daily on Instagram, Twitter or their own websites.
A good example is the room below. I saw it on my Instagram feed and just ;loved the soft, neutral palette of colors.
I was already working with a rose, spring colored palette and knew these softer tones would work out beautifully. The final Image is pictured below.
I also gather my inspiration from the world around me. Often times I will pull some of my inspiration from the colors in the garden. Or the quiet calmness of the winter landscape. I will make a visit to the local paint store or are box warehouse and check out new paint colors. There are always those stripes that provide the painter with harmonizing colors.
I know a lot of people will tell you that you can't have too much color, but sometimes, it almost feels like I am in color over load. When that happens, I simply pick a three color combination and work with it for awhile.
Color is all around us, in the buildings of an urban setting or the quiet of a wooded hillside. The key is to just enjoy it.
SANNA Fine Art