Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Walking to get frozen yogurt last night Boo and I wandered through a gravel lot to get a closer look at the train and we found this:
I don’t know what kind of plant it is but we stood in awe for a few minutes wondering how that many hues could come from one tiny green vine. Here are a few of the actual color matches found in the photo:
Too many to even name but if I tried: mulberry, wheatgrass, camel are a few that come to mind.
I uploaded the photo to Palette FX to get a few names:
This morning I stumbled across this watercolor painting of the old Bethlehem Steel Company in Pennsylvania. It was painted in 1881 by Joseph Pennell and what struck me was how ominous it looked.
I started trying to come up with names for the colors used and most at first had a sterile theme of ash, coal, pollution, and alchemy. But what if I ran it through the same palette generator? Stripped out the colors are beautiful:
And check out the names (from left to right):
1. Pink Flare
2. Mountbatten Pink
3. Amethyst Smoke
8. Pattens Blue
I don’t know why 5, 11 and 13 don’t have names yet. Maybe you have an idea for them.