For One As Beautiful As You

While I'm not deluding myself that cards and scrapbook pages measure up to the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, I am struck by his color palette as seen at van-gogh-vincent-starry-night

This painting is Starry Night. Even if you don't haunt art museums, you may remember this painting from one of my favorite romantic movies, Notting Hill. (Starring Hugh Grant…sigh.)

And if you remember the song, Starry, Starry Night by Don McLean, you can spend a few minutes enjoying a slide show of Van Gogh paintings set to Mclean's music. Click here for your dose of Van Gogh culture.


The palette Van Gogh used here looks to me like Basic Black, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy and Summer Sun. This is definitely not a palette I would come up with on my own!

Here are some examples using "Van Gogh" colors..kinda, sorta…





Don't forget to send me your photos inspired by the color palettes of the Masters. Email entries to and include your full name, city and state (or province).

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