November Color Challenge
This month I decided to look for inspiration from the indigenous people of our country. While Google showed me many painting of Native Americans, it was slow to produce artwork actually created by them. After re-wording my search multiple times, I finally stumbled upon a stunning piece, full of emotion and vivid colors. Without further ado, here is this month's inspiration:
The Women by Farrell Cockrum
I may have only recently discovered his work, but Farrell Cockrum is definitely a name I won't soon forget. His catalog is something to behold; from Pollack-esque scribbles to portraits of John Lennon and stunning pieces of "Native Modernist" work.
The Women is the piece I chose our palette from. This was the work which I saw on Google and resulted in me looking deeper into his portfolio. Farrell Cockrum hails from the Blackfoot Nation of Northern Montana and carries his people's history and tradition into his work, blending it with vivid colors and rich textures.
I honestly couldn't think of better subject matter to draw inspiration from this month. I hope you agree.
Be The Good Card
For my Farrell Cockrum inspired card, I used the Just Add Color DSP with the Stampin' Blends. Once I had my feathers colored, I turned to Timeless Textures to create a simple stamped background. The woodgrain is stamped in Cajun Craze, while the splatters are a mixture of Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Dapper Denim. While not all of this month's colors are available as blends, I think you'll agree that there are some very close matches, thanks to the light and dark tones.
The finishing touch is the inspiration sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, Believe There Is Good in the World, emphasis on BE THE GOOD.
Thanks for stopping by for this month's color challenge. Be sure to check in next month as I draw inspiration from a holiday favorite! I hope you like the finished piece and will play along over on Facebook with your own interpretation of the colors.