Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Palette Inspiration

{Coral, Geranium, Pink}





That nail polish? Not just for nails. It's palette inspiration for the new paintings. Which is pink. Unabashedly, unapologetically pink.

This pink thing started with the ubiquitous blooming bougainvillea, which festoons the roadsides of Rajasthan in billowing clouds of electric coral and fuchsia.  Further inspired by the I-Love-the-80s-pink saris I seem to see everywhere in Jaipur this spring. And then there are the famous peony-pink walls of the very city itself. My visual vocabulary has never been so happily bombarded.

Hope you had a good weekend. I'm in Delhi delivering work and doing some last-minute framing with one of the other lassies in the show. More soon. (We are v. excited, muggles.)

32 comments:

  1. What's funny is I grabbed a bottle of nail polish for inspiration too! Mine was like this aqua color. I also just love seeing painters pallets. :)

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  2. Pink never looked so good! I can practically smell the paint in that first picture.

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  3. my SOUL is pink, sista! love these. can i buy one ahead of time? love you! proud of you!

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  4. YAY! for all of it. can't wait to see and hear more about the show. moremoremore!!

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  5. Ha! I saw that first picture and I thought - OUR NAILPOLISH!!! Lo and behold, there it is. I'm feeling particularly fond of this shade right now as well.

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  6. LOVE IT.

    so cute there front and center and small. :)

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  7. the pink and grey are making beautiful music up there. a fine, fine combo!

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  8. Love the palette! So beautiful! I use nail polish a lot as color inspiration for designing.

    xo Mary Jo

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  9. I have a pinky coral nailpolish on with the delish name of "Your villa or mine?" Ain't it all grand??

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  10. I love your inspiration that color is so soft yet vibrant .... completely dreamy!!! Sending you much love!!! XO!

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  11. Something about spring brings out the pink in all of us! Loving the new palette.

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  12. hee hee ... muggles.
    you amaze me ... love love love the pinks ...
    i am not sure ... but i seem more and more drawn
    to pinks and lavenders ~ the gentler side of things ... : )
    happiness to you ~
    xo
    pg

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  13. Will you be selling any of those gorgeous paintings to us stateside muggles????????

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  14. I love this palette and am excited to see more of those paintings.

    I have a pink and grey sleeping bag and the colours never fail to please me.

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  15. that palette is beautiful. i can't wait til any of your paintings go on sale to your blog friends again, because your work hanging in my apartment would make me so happy. i was so sad to have missed the last sale.

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  16. great colors! reminds me that I loaned a similar coral essie color to a friend and need to get it back ;D

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  17. This leaves me wanting more. More!

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  18. Wonderful! I can't stop painting pink either, PINK! My gallery lady says to me yesterday. Michelle, could you give me some paintings that don't have pink. I said, I don't know, I can't stop!

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  19. oh my gosh, I am so happy to have found your blog. I'm a San Francisco based painter, newlywed, and about to move to INDIA for 1 year with my hub. Your blog just made my day :)

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  20. What will happen soon is that we will hear all about the show. That is what will happen soon.

    Also, it makes me VERY HAPPY when you post daubs-of-paint photos and when they have paint knives in them.

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  21. you never know where a good inspiration comes from. Pink is a happy color, very often bad interpreted.

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  22. i´m catching up. your photos are breathtaking. really!...
    p.s. don´t forget pink cake ;)
    xxx

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  23. Beautiful colors!!! Pink just brightens my mood ;-)

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  24. Gorgeous treatment of pink color.

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  25. LOVE! Love the geometric, textile-inspired paintings. I want close ups!

    Studio music for you to download ASAP: James Blake's eponymous album.

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  26. It's paintings post Very Nice . I liked it.
    http://www.hindublog.co.in/

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  27. oh, golly, Miss Lily. Those paintings look good enough to eat.
    more pics of them, please!
    xoxnic.

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