10 Artists to Inspire you when you feel #thestruggle

The following are paintings by 10 brilliant artists working with color and contemporary painters who I think are achieving some really inspiring stuff. I've used the Adobe Capture mobile app here. It's a pretty handy tool for artists that can screen grab basic color palettes from images. So useful for planning your next piece, or even just gathering inspiration. Follow the captions below to view each artist's work on Instagram and tap on any of the photos here to go to that artist's website. They're all stunning!  >>

 Fluid acrylic on panel   @catherine_haggarty

Fluid acrylic on panel @catherine_haggarty

 Oil, paint stick & charcoal on calico   #ellenbirkenblit

Oil, paint stick & charcoal on calico #ellenbirkenblit

 Oil and acrylic on canvas   @kelseyshwetz

Oil and acrylic on canvas @kelseyshwetz

 Oil on canvas   @coadybrown

Oil on canvas @coadybrown

>> Color palettes are something I like to work from all the time. I feel this really helps the finished product, because I can plan the way color moves. It makes me think about contrast and composition early in the early stages of any given painting. I can better understand how the pure colors used end up looking in a finished product, especially when they're going to be adjacent >>

 Acrylic on canvas   @erinaart

Acrylic on canvas @erinaart

 Watercolor on paper   @suspiciousobject

Watercolor on paper @suspiciousobject

 Acrylic, graphite, gouache on canvas   @jenshepardart

Acrylic, graphite, gouache on canvas @jenshepardart

 Mixed media on canvas   @meir__s

Mixed media on canvas @meir__s

 Dyed hair wigs on perspex   @dalefrankstudio

Dyed hair wigs on perspex @dalefrankstudio

 Mixed media on canvas   @artistkimberberry

Mixed media on canvas @artistkimberberry

>> Recently I've been feeling excited about bold colors like deep blue! I've definitely settled down on it to work. As usual stay tuned on the Moondrift Studios Instagram page to see my pictures as I continue colorful painting.

 Acrylic on canvas,  @moondriftstudios

Acrylic on canvas, @moondriftstudios

 Acrylic on canvas,  @moondriftstudios

Acrylic on canvas, @moondriftstudios