Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sunflower Cushions

Last summer I took a one day class on the use of a color wheel for color planning. I was wanting a small project to do to reinforce what I learned, so I drew a large sunflower and leaves (I sure didn't want anything too complicated to start off). Using a tetrad (a contrast of 4 or more colors, kind of like two split complimentaries opposite each other on the wheel), I used Navy for the background, Yellows and Yellow Orange for the petals, which left purple for the flower's center. I was so tempted to make the center the normal brown but then, what would I have learned? I was so surprised at how well I liked the purple center. This little project has given me a little more confidence to tackle other (maybe even bigger) projects.


  1. I'm delighted to have found your blog! I look forward to getting to know you and seeing more of your work in the future! Welcome to blogland!

  2. Thanks Gayle. I'm really new at this, but it is fun to follow others with the same interest. It's amazing what you can learn!

  3. Your blog is wonderful! So inspirational!