Local Color book by Mimi Robinson alongside our Garden in Bloom Palette.

Summer Reading List: Local Color

Portrait of Maria Coryell-Martin.

Maria Coryell-Martin


Inspiration | July 10, 2020

We have summer reading on our minds! We'll be sharing inspiration from our bookshelf over the next few months and would love your recommendations.

Local Color by Mimi Robinson is a beautiful book that focuses on developing a sensitivity to the color of different environments. Her palettes explore the subtle variations in hue and temperature around the world and through the seasons. ⁠

Her book resonates with my experiences of traveling and painting as an expeditionary artist. Everywhere I paint, I strive to discover my “palette of place,” a unique vocabulary of color, climate, and experiences.

⁠There's something meditative, too, about focusing on mixing color without concern of composition. ⁠

This practice of attention is what Lorene Edwards Forkner embraces with her captivating color explorations of her garden, and is the inspiration for our latest palette of place: the Garden in Bloom Palette.⁠