Pantone Spring Color Trends Inspire New Dragonfly Paintings

Juicy colors of Bellflower Purple, Cabaret Pink and Tangerine Tango

by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
A Lilac bedroom is the soft backdrop for Dragonfly Art

A friend just told me that out of all my paintings she loves my dragonflies the best. I had also recently sold out of all my original dragonfly paintings so I figured it was time to create some more. The dragonfly image is pretty much the same on all of them. I chose a soaring dragonfly with golden gossamer wings. After carefully rendering the image of the dragonfly on canvas, I add swirls and dips using my masque pen. Then I apply washes of gorgeous transparent watercolor paint. you can see a Watercolor Demonstration video on youtube about how I create these paintings.

Color Story

For this series I decided to paint a trio using spring 2012 colors. For the three I chose provocative, juicy tangerine tango, ornamental purple bellflower, and a feminine pink cabaret. I love painting dragonflies because of the spiritual symbolism that dragonflies represent to me. I like to think of dragonflies as symbolizing the soul after death,
not in a depressing way, but in a happy uplifting spiritual soulful way. That these insects, like humans, go through metamorphisis in life and death is just one more part of that life cycle.

What is your most favorite spring color??

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0 thoughts on “Pantone Spring Color Trends Inspire New Dragonfly Paintings”

  1. Love love love this seasons new colors! Especially Solar Power and Tangerine Tango…
    they remind me of my bedroom when I was a girl – I remember picking out my own wall paper and it was big huge yellow and orange watercolor flowers… it was such a sunny, happy feeling!

  2. Thanks for including my coin zip! I am a huge Tangerine Tango fan…although looking at the way you've incorporated the other colors in your beautiful paintings, I'm starting to be a fan of those as well :).

  3. Thank you so much for including my confetti in your wonderful blog! I also like Tangerine Tango. It is so bright and is a great reminder that Spring and Summer will be here soon!



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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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