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Original portrait of Molly the dog in watercolor and blue chalk pastel

Blue Molly

Blue Molly is a portrait of my rescue dog Molly. We aren’t sure exactly what breed she is, but it looks like she may be part Carolina Water Dog. She has a “soft mouth” meaning she prefers to play with things that are not hard like rope toys. Most retrievers […]

Color secrets: Vibrancy

Color Secrets: Vibrancy

Vibrancy is about how intense a color is, how strong the color appears to be. It is not just how bright or colorful it is, instead it is more about how pure and vivid the color is. Artists who use physical paints often use this term to describe how well […]

Color Secrets: Brightness

Color Secrets: Brightness

There has been a trend lately in app design where white or very light backgrounds are paired with minimal use of color and flat, simplified shapes. Why this shift when sites had been trending darker and darker? Is it the Star Wars reboot? A renewed interest in futurism? Or are we just all […]

five quick color tips

Five Quick Color Tips For Your Next Project

Many developers and designers I talk to are very frustrated when it comes time to pick colors for a project. It can be hard to choose the right color or set of colors for a project. I want to share with your five quick tips for using color in your […]