100 Palettes Challenge // Palette #13 // Fairy Circle
100 Palettes Challenge // Palette #13 // Fairy Circle by @3ofpents

Today's palette comes from the cover of a bit of sheet music printed in 1912.

Normally I wouldn't share the specifics, but it was so unusual that I have to. It's called "Red Onion Rag" and you can hear it played here. Why is it called "Red Onion Rag"? I have no idea! But in looking for an answer to that question, I found out that the Library of Congress has an entire collection of sheet music dating all the way back to the 1500's!

I was really dreading this one and was expecting to face it down next week. But I was struck by sudden inspiration late last night! I was thinking about a possible future blue mushroom tattoo and realized OH, the classic illustrated mushroom that everyone loves and loves to draw are the red spotted mushrooms, and of course green is a forest-y color. I also suspected that I'd be able to use the light green for the stems, which I would've used a cream or grey-ish white for normally, and I think it worked out well! Because even though red and green are complimentary colors, which would normally mean that they would enhance each other, when you have a dark/bright color next to a pastel color, the vividness of the darker color, it makes the pastel color look even more desaturated in comparison.

Honestly? I would've used the pale green for the spots too if I didn't also have to use that pink. And I wanted the contrast for the stems and gills so I couldn't use the pink there, and I've been playing Tears of the Kingdom, so it felt wrong using the pink for the moon.

Anyway, I love this, and this is almost certainly not going to be the last mushroom piece I make for this challenge.

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