Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Decision on Color Palette Is Key to November Art Bead Scene Challenge

BayMoonDesign heart necklace inspired by Cezanne's Basket of Apples

Basket of Apples by Cezanne is the inspiration the November Art  Bead Challenge and for this necklace.  It wasn't until Brandi Hussey posted her blog on the color palette of this painting that I made a decision about what I would create.
I took her thoughts on using the lighter side of blue (and blue-green) and ran with it.  She pointed out that you have more to play with - light aquas and blues, medium teals, and all of those subtle shades in the background area.  The bottle of wine and the plate of fruit reminded me of preparing for a special perhaps visit by someone he or she cares for so I thought an aqua heart by Southern Gal Designs would be a good focal piece for this necklace.  I had some aqua leaves and blue fresh water pearls in my stash.  I used a mix of blue/green seed beads to pull everything together.  Don't you think that my necklace captures the colors in the background well?


  1. Yes, I love the colors you've used. Every month when Brandi posts her color palette it really opens up my mind to things I wouldn't otherwise see.

  2. Love the colors and the necklace! I know I would gone more brown-orange not seeing this color choice. Well done!

  3. Isn't it funny that I never saw the blue-green until Brandi pointed it out? That girl is marvelous! And I am so glad that you chose to go with that color as well. This is a cool necklace! Thank you for playing along with us. Enjoy the day! Erin

  4. I agree that Brandi is terrific. Thank you for the compliment!