Color Inspiration Thursday: Water Garden

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“Water Garden” is one of my new speckled colorways, and is a blend of blues, pinks, lavenders, greens, and yellows over a muted, cool gray. I really love impressionism, and my favorites artists of this method are Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, and Edgar Degas. I really love this part of the National Gallery of Art, and often wandered through this part of the museum while in college in Washington, DC (and also brought my homework with me and found a quite bench to sit and work for a bit). I find myself drawn to these paintings, their bold use of color over specific detail, and when I started working on speckles new I wanted to translate some of this work onto yarn.WaterGardenCollage

This is the first colorway based on my love of Monet and impressionism, but I have a series of speckled colorways based on this method brewing up a storm in my brain. I think the techniques of impressionism lend themselves so well to yarn dyeing.

Water Garden will be one of a number of new colorways included in the first of my online shop updates (I’ve never done these types of updates before, so bear with me as I work through the different production schedule and details). I’m planning the first regular online shop update for late May (I don’t have a specific date yet, but I’ll announce it as it approaches!).

4 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday: Water Garden

  1. When I first saw the yarn, before scrolling down, my first thought was that it looked like Monet!! He, too, is my favorite Impressionist, although I would add Renoir to your list of others I like. You hit the nail right on the head!!

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  2. Beautiful! As long as you are on an art inspiration, how about Jackson Pollock’s Number 5, 1948 for a colorway? Lavender Mist is another strong possibility. My favorite artist.


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