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Color Selection Made Easy - For Artist's and Graphic Designers

Ever had something you want to paint staring you in the face but you just cannot work out what color to paint it?
Do you have another image where you love the colors and tones and want to lay out your colors fast?
Here's a way to translate a tiny image into a color palette with either a vivid color selection, or a muted color selection.
I have this picture - a mixed media work but I want to paint another scene with oils, or on the computer, with the same colors.

The Image - Poppies from Heaven



Take a small image of your own. Please own the rights to it, don't go stealing art.
Go to this link and upload your image Color Hunter

Poppies From Heaven Produced Two Color Palette Selections

Vivid


Muted



Many artists and designers spend a lot of time and effort to find the right colors for the work at hand, but sometimes the artistic muse lays quiet, and for those times, I hope color hunter will not only help you in your artistic efforts, but will also inspire you to try things you might not hav…

Featured Artist Vivian Anderson

This week I am presenting a well respected Australian artist, Vivian Anderson.

Vivian has a very diverse style in her art and yet for me it is her Abstract works that resonate with me on a deep level.

Vivian's specialties are paintings, drawings and photography, whilst at the very same time her life has encompassed the intense studies of violin, piano and literature.

An interesting and sometimes controversial woman, Vivian has a deep love of her family which encompasses raising pets, gardening and volunteer work.

In featuring Vivian Anderson's work I would like to add that if I had to say something about Vivian that draws me not only to her work, but also to her, it's that she lives life to the fullest.
Hers is what I would call a life worth living. She doesn't pull the punches; not in her artwork or her opinions, and she has an open honesty that is refreshing. Her artwork speaks for itself and gives an even greater insight into her dynamic world.

Vivian Anderson's Fi…