|Photo courtesy of Wikipedia, palette by Brandi Hussey|
Hello ABSers! I’m Brandi, and I’m a little obsessed with color. Heather has asked me to share the color palettes I love doing with you, and as this is right up my alley, I’m delighted to be here!
This month’s challenge photo is near and dear to my heart, since New York City is a second home for me; in fact, as I write this, I’m there right now! The Chrysler Building especially is a favorite of mine, because it was the first building that I learned about on my very first trip to New York ages ago. For every trip after, my brother-in-law would quiz me about the different buildings that make up the New York skyline whenever we’d be on our way back to the city from the airport. And every time, the Chrysler Building was the first I recited because the architecture is so beautiful and distinctive. If I had a favorite NYC skyscraper, it would be this one.
As for the colors I see in it, of course you can’t miss that amazing blue sky, right? But I also see dark charcoal grays in the windows, warm taupe-y grays on the sides of the building, and grayish-blues in the shadows and shiny metal top reflecting the sky. And, completely unexpected, a funny, random bit of yellow-orange peeking out of a window at the bottom.
What colors do you see? What colors are you planning on using for your challenge piece? How will you interpret this month’s challenge?