Photos: Colour Palette for a Skye Spring

Wandering around the gardens at Armadale Castle on Sunday felt like I was walking through a palette of colours for painting springtime Skye. The intensity of colours, the variations in light and shade, the different species… I could have spent all day looking. These snapshots were taken when I encountered particularly irresistible moments. Think colour, pattern and texture.

Colours of Skye Spring: Bluefells
Which blue are bluebells, or is it more of a purple?
Colours of Skye Spring: Light and Shade
Bluebell blues and grass greens in light and shade
Colours of Skye Spring: Ivy
Texture contrast
Colours of Skye Spring: Yellow
Contrasts of colour and texture
Colours of Skye Spring: Green Gold
Is it a greenish yellow or a yellowish green or both? Time for some greengold I think!
Colours of Skye Spring: Leaves
Green and yellow
Colours of Skye Spring: Greens
Yellow-creams and greens
Colours of Skye Spring: Greens
Greens in light and shade
Colours of Skye Spring: Water Droplets
What colour are waterdrops?
Colours of Skye Spring: Greens
Greens heading to greys
Colours of Skye Spring: Leaves
Light from behind
Colours of Skye Spring: Blossom
White blossom
Colours of Skye Spring: Trunks
Tree trunk colours
Colours of Skye Spring: Old Man's Beard
What colour is an old man’s beard?
Colours of Skye Spring: Spots
Monkey tree texture
Colours of Skye Spring: Reds
Autumnal reds in spring
Colours of Skye Spring: Pink Rhododendrons
Pink rhododendron
Colours of Skye Spring: Skye Blue
Sky blue and castle grey
Colours of Skye Spring: Bluebells
Bluebell in a breeze; still trying to decide what colour it is.
Colours of Skye Spring:
Which colour/texture direction will I choose go?

2 Replies to “Photos: Colour Palette for a Skye Spring”

  1. the colors are beautiful – waitting to see the paints
    more than that I’d like to see wip of your artist’s interpretation – this I allways loved an followed on your sites
    thank you for sharing

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