Posts Tagged ‘color’

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Autumn behind a Rainbow Eucalyptus/ Mindanao Gum in Oahu.


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Wherever you’re off to, take New York Street Style with you. Transport yourself to bustling New York, and give life to the city. Beautifully detailed outfits, accessories, and hairstyles complement iconic skylines and intricate street scenes. Embellish whimsical, full-page patterns with your own touch and window shop the elegant stores of New York while you make your way through an iconic city. 

This sleek, high-end package has an elastic closure and a satin ribbon marker so you can dip in and dip out of your own New York fashion week. With nothing more than some colored pencils, you’ll be on your way to a perfect New York day.

Paperback, 80 pages

This coloring book has a variety of clearly drawn images in black on thick white paper suitable for crayon, colored pencil, or even marker.  The elastic closure and attractive cover make it more of an art journal than a coloring book.The scenes of people (all girls) and fashion are a perfect coloring escape. There are no faces drawn on any of the drawings and this could be a likable or unlikable quality of the book. (liked by me) Scenes focus on the outfits, accessories, hairstyles, and the activity. Very nice; highly recommend.

 The Blogging For Books book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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Paperback, 128 pages

((̲̅ ̲̅(̲̅C̲̅r̲̅a̲̅y̲̅o̲̅l̲̲̅̅a̲̅( ̲̅̅((>This book includes helpful information for the beginner artist. Rachel’s recommendations included the supplies/ tools she used to achieve beautiful colorful art. There are many illustrations throughout that show the creation process. This book would be a great resource for home school art (somewhere around grade 5 and up) with the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and practice pages. 

This book was provided by Rachel Reinert (thank you for the autographed copy) to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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The Color Wheel Company

The Color Wheel Company manufactures and sells a large selection of color wheels, color mixing guides, color charts and color tools for artists, crafters and home owners of all skill levels. Review our Color Wheels, Magic Palette Color Mixing and Matching Guides, ViewCatcher, Gardener’s Color Wheel, Watercolor Wheel, Interior Design Wheel and CMY Primary Mixing Wheel, Pocket Guide to Color Mixing and others. All designed to help the user better understand color theory, color relationships and color mixing.

These are perfect for use in the art classroom. Useful for teaching and learning about color theory. Manufactured in United States.

Their traditional color wheel is available in a standard size (9″ diameter) and a pocket size.  A kids’ version of the color wheel is called the Colorsaurus. This dinosaur wheel is super cute and handy at showing how color mixing works.


The Create A Color Wheels are designed for you to color and assemble your own color wheel. Instructions are included on how to make your wheel. I haven’t tried this yet, but looks like fun. 

🖌And very helpful for the watercolor artist is the Watercolor wheel. As a beginner in watercolor, I think this thing is brilliant.

Watercolor Wheel


All the wheels are a nice size and rotate smoothly. They are sturdy and should last for many uses ツ

The Color Wheel Company provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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An interactive doodle book of fairies and other fantasy characters from the best-selling art instruction author whose books have sold more than six million copies, pairing illustration tips with drawing, designing, coloring, and crafting activities.

Reviewed by myself and also by my mom. We agree that this is an excellent book enabling all artists/doodlers the ability to create drawings of their own. The fairy characters are interesting and the designs pleasant. Paperback, 160 pages. 

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.



Patrick Bornemann, “globe trotter and world citizen”, has put his talent to good use and his discipline has resulted in great art. He currently resides in San Francisco and makes his art available at his Etsy store, Art California. His works are alive with color and I was instantly in love with “The Blue Cat”. Originally done on canvas, this print is captivating.

The Blue Cat came to me and sat on the piano. He said: Please play music for me and I will grant your dream. I played and I made this painting when I woke-up. -Patrick Bornemann


I like the look of the black mat. But love the look of the blue cat with a cream mat and cream frame. (my apologies: pics appear more white than cream)



The first time I read Patrick’s bio, his happiness comment stuck out: “I produce only when I am happy”. I’m glad that he has occasion to be happy because his God-given talent and the discipline required in turn makes others happy, too. A verse and a quote come to mind:

Proverbs 16:20

New King James Version (NKJV)

20 He who heeds the word wisely will find good,
And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

About Patrick

PATRICK BORNEMANN was born in Africa, raised in Europe, and currently lives and works in California. Residing on these three continents has made him a multi-cultural artist. His artistic training was accomplished in Marseille, Nice and Venice. While living in France he worked for the French government as a teacher for “The Council of Architecture Urbanism and Environment”. He later worked for the government of Monaco as a scenic artist for various international venues. His medium is all natural pigments and his paintings have been sold in auction houses in Paris and Monaco. He is referenced in the International Art-Price. I paint what I see with a magnifying glass and I play with colors.

I paint people and places that I love. I paint both with fantasy and reality. I love painting on large size canvases, and I produce only when I am happy.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank artist Patrick Bornemann for his participation and for print #11 of “The Blue Cat”.


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Getting ready to take off in a paint chip hot air balloon

Getting ready to take off in a paint chip hot air balloon.

Hitting the open sky 

Hitting the open sky in a paint chip hot air balloon.

Source: via Sherwin-Williams on Pinterest

I think this is very creative! This is not a review for Sherwin Williams and I did not receive any product for this post. 

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The Color Scheme Bible. Inspiring palettes for designing home interiors

Anna Starmer

Firefly Books 2012

256 pages, paperback

100,000 sold in hardcover

It’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive look at color scheme possibilities.
–Los Angeles Times

What a cool idea for the color challenged among us… 200 combinations fit for a king and queen and their royal family.

When it comes to decorating, the endless color choices available are enough to overwhelm the most determined home decorator. The Color Scheme Bible solves that problem, and with hardcover sales of 100,000 its value is well proven. This lay-flat paperback edition is sure to be an equally popular choice.

With 200 color scheme ideas to choose from, The Color Scheme Bible is an easy-to-use and inspiring reference to using color in the home. It describes how colors interact and the effects they have on a room. It explains how to choose colors that complement each other for a subdued effect, and which colors and combinations energize a room. The book also includes 50 recommended palettes that can be used with different materials for refreshingly original color schemes.

A few short chapters start the book off with some helpful basics on decorating with color. (color theory, color psychology, lighting) In these beginning pages, color scrapbooks and mood boards are two suggested projects for interior designing that would make for a great home school art project.

The main portion of the book consists of the color palettes. There are nine chapters, each chapter containing palettes from a color family. (pink, red, blue etc.) Every palette page is an organized display of descriptions and suggestions that’s a helpful mini resource of decorating ideas. It’s a great visual tool, perfect for learning how to get an eye for color.

With 200 color schemes in this book, there are plenty of ideas for a decorating project. Choose a color scheme from these included here or be inspired to create some schemes of your own!

No pics aside from one at the beginning of each color chapter. Personally, I’m glad that there isn’t any photos included. This gives each palette page a clean look and allows me to focus on the color and what I would like to do with them. 

This is a super idea for a book! I recommend this for home decorating and also for school students interested in interior design or fashion. 

My thanks to Firefly Books for allowing me to review this book. This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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