A New Color Palette

Those of you who follow this blog know that I use Procreate app for iPad for all of my abstract compositions. One of its important tools is color palettes which can be used to coordinate and harmonize colors. It has been possible to customize and create new palettes in the past. It could be rather time consuming to do but with the recent update to the program they added a great feature. You can automatically create a new color palette just by using the built-in camera in the iPad. Whatever colors are in the camera’s view are captured in a 30 color palette. Here’s a new palette made by focusing on a poster of a Cezanne paining in my office.

Color palette created with iPad camera automatically from poster of Cezanne painting

The three abstracts below all use similar subject matter, mainly parallel lines, geometric and circular objects. They also share colors from the above palette. Some additional colors were gained by combining (mixing) layered colors in the blending mode in Procreate.

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

2 thoughts on “A New Color Palette”

    1. Thanks so much for writing. Yes, it’s a great new feature and very easy to use. I’m just worried that I’ll take up all of my remaining memory on the iPad by filling it with new palettes! BTW I really love the mandalas you’ve done with Procreate and iColorama. Your experimentation and ingenuity are delightful to watch. Keep up the great work.

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