Wildflower Color PaletteJune 17, 2013

I went on a wonderful long bike ride and noticed all the fresh smells and colors of the wildflowers. As I was biking, I thought to myself that the colors were so beautiful and that it would be hard to get those colors if I wanted to paint them. Then it occurred to me that I could photograph the colors and sample those colors in Photoshop to reproduce those colors. As I stopped to photograph the colors I thought it would be a great idea to compose a color palette for an entire composition based completely on what colors you see on a specific hike at a certain time of day. Following is a specific color palette based on my bike trip. I included the actual photos that I sampled the colors from. I call this palette, June Wildflowers. This could easily be turned into a lesson to teach students about color palettes and the different value of every color.