Like Mary Jane mentioned yesterday, I don't often use color palettes to inspire my work. While I am a vivid and avid use of color, I generally rely on my own intuition or the properties of the paint I am using to inform my beads.
Spending the last week in Pennsylvania where I was born and raised, I was struck by the lush and vivid greens that are so different from my normal landscape in subtropical Florida, that I took some photos of some of my favorite colors and textures from Western Pennsylvania. Putting these through the simple color pattern generator at Big Huge Labs, I easily extracted some new beautiful colors to inspire me long after I go back to Florida.
Here are just a couple I whipped up this weekend:
Do you ever make your own color palettes?
Are you more inspired by using color palettes created by others? or by creating your own?