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Blue and Mustard Palette


Here's another look at the 2" x 4" painting I just finished.

The bright blue detail is created with such a cool product- it's a stamp designed by my most talented jeweler friend, Patrik Kusek.

I'll have more details on this later, but suffice it to say it's a whole mat of tiny stamps  meant for jewelers and others who work in metals and other molding mediums. Of course, I had to take a stab at creating something with paint. I'm loving experimenting with it and will have more paintings as my challenge continues.

I came up with the color palette as I was working on a brew pub update. The combination of warm, cool, bright and muted creates a rich and balanced feel that could work in almost any space. The bright blue with the active pattern keeps the combination from feeling too heavy and still. Reminds me of one of my favorite rooms designed by Todd Alexander Romano (photographed here for Architectural Digest by Thomas Loof)... I could melt into this room every day after work...

todd romano, todd alexander, thomas loof, architectural digest, joseph albers, albers print, albers art, albers yellow, albers blue, blue sectional, royal blue room, blue living room, velvet sectional
(Room designed by Todd Alexander Romano, photographed by Thomas Loof for Architectural Digest)
But I also like the use of these colors with a totally opposite feel, cheerful and bright, as designed by Chango & Co...
chango & co, white yellow room, white living room, blue and yellow accents, stone fireplace
Blue, mustard and black color palette:
dark mustard, benjamin moore mustard, mustard
true blue, stencil paint, stencil paint blue, decoart blue
behr black, black, black paint
linen white, white paint

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