7 Summer Colors of Inspiration

To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.  ~Schumann

To bring cheer to an otherwise drab world: I love that statement about the artist. Nature, especially at the peak of summer, is the best artist of all.

I relish the riot of color at this time of year. Blue skies, brilliant colors in every hue and shade imaginable — they’re all outside the door.

7 Favorite Summer Colors of Inspiration:

Red Hibiscus
Red Hibiscus
Orange poppies
Orange Poppies
Sunny Yellow Eye of a Daylily
Sunny Yellow Daylily Eye

There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun. -Pablo Picasso

Moss in the Alps
Green: Moss in the Alps
Passenger Pigeons against Blue Summer Sky: Prague
European Doves against Blue Summer Sky: Prague

No great artist ever sees things as they really are.  If he did, he would cease to be an artist.  ~Oscar Wilde


Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on Echinacea
A Rainbow of Color: Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on Echinacea
Purple Penstemon: Hummingbird flowers
Purple Penstemon: Hummingbird flowers

Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter. – Paul Klee

The world is brighter, happier, more vivid because of color … and life becomes a reflection of the lens through which we see it.

Starting the Conversation: What are your favorite sources of summer color?

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

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8 thoughts on “7 Summer Colors of Inspiration

  1. My favorite sources of summer color are: white clouds of all types against a blue sky, pink roses, lavender lilacs, and the sparkling blue of a lake with the sun glistening off of it.

  2. These captures are wonderful. The DOF draws you into the depth of the colors.You can almost taste them. Thanks for sharing.

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