I have been enjoying following your mineral adventures and think this image is a fitting illustration. It seems to show all the quiet, subtle colours you have been working with and to my eye, has a beautifully appealing turn of the 19th and 20th century feeling to it.
I really appreciate your thoughts, Judith. I so enjoyed this piece.Limiting the palette seems to open me to value. I am better remembering to squint.
Threadspider's put her finger on it: these must have been colours in the Arts and Crafts movement, too? It's got a feel of something quite current made with strongly traditional elements -- not just the colour but the outlining and the rippling.Lovely russet: my favourite part, along with the ribbed leaf.
I find these colors so addicting. I am planning more pieces with a similar palette. In fact, I may double size this one and give it another go.
Just saw below that Gretchen noticed a William Morris flavour too! Brilliant: the times and places emerge of particular combinations of colours.