• Amanda Armstrong

My Pantone Challenge!

Simple things around you can help calm the mind. Did you know you can never truly clear the mind, you never not, NOT think of something. Wild right?! In my training ( I utilize mindfulness-based art therapy [MBAT]) I am taught to guide the thoughts to a less chaotic place, or as we all have heard, "your happy place." Using color around you is also know to significantly change your mood. That's why Pantone really went for an absolute Art Therapy


"A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit." -Pantone

This combo has been a interior design classic, but now more than ever it's a 2021 feeling.

Here I took the challenge on creating my own Pantone abstract painting. I wanted to keep it very simple too. Using the negative space for the warmth of the yellow I used a palette knife add in a grey and white to keep the piece fresh.

Yellow is a powerful color, and deserves more wall time from all of us!

This is a simple way to start thinking Spring forward! I know here in Colorado we still have a couple of cold months ahead of us. So I am already spending time deeply gazing into the yellow imagining warm Spring mornings.

This painting will not be reproduced into posters or prints due to the 3D quality of this piece.

The original is for sale and available for shipping. Shipping calculated at purchase. Pick up available at the Denver studio.

To schedule a studio visit for the piece (or any other artwork) please contact me.

"Spring Forward"

Acrylic on canvas

24 x 30 inches


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