Repeatable Colorways from Raven Ridge Fiber Arts. Click on images to enlarge.

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Deep Forest Colorway

Deep Forest – In the forest, underneath the trees and in the thickets, are the secret places where creatures hide and plant growth and death proceed slowly. These places are dark and green and rich. As I walk quietly through the woods, I find myself caught up in the mystery of these deep dark places.

Lupine Colorway

Lupine Colorway

When the Lupines bloom in spring they carpet the ground in all shades of purple to white. But this bunch in an alpine meadow was a deep rich blue, with only hints of purple, and that is what I set out to capture in Lupine Colorway.

Flicker

Flicker Colorway

The flickers around our house are flashy birds, but I was particularly taken by the (unflashy) soft grays and browns of the females' heads. I wanted a sweater in exactly that color.

Wolf Lichen colorway

Wolf Lichen Colorway

Wolf Lichen covers many lower branches in the pine forests behind my house. The intense green of the lichen is dramatic and cheerful in all seasons.

Thistle Colorway

Thistle Colorway

Thistle: Although the Musk Thistle is an invasive weed, introduced to the US from Eurasia, I have found that it has its own beauty, as with so many things. I have chosen to capture its lovely flower in my new colorway.

Beargrass Colorway

Beargrass Colorway

Beargrass – A dramatic plant in the Lily Family that blooms in the spring in the forest understory. The flowering stems grow waist-high and in some years, the forest is thick with these flowers – a stunning sight. These flowers were photographed near Lolo Peak outside of Lolo, MT.

Flathead Cherry

Flathead Cherry

Flathead Cherry – The east side of Flathead Lake is perfect for growing Flathead Cherries, and we in western Montana look forward to these local cherries arriving at the Farmer’s Market. I captured the richness of the colors and flavor with a range of deep to bright reds.

Weathered Wood

Weathered Wood Colorway

Weathered Wood – In our area, old pine trees weather to a lovely silver-gray with golden tan highlights. The inspiration for this colorway is an old white-bark pine tree that died standing and is now home to woodpeckers and other hole-nesting creatures. My Weathered Wood Colorway is a warm neutral that works well by itself and in combination with other colors.

Vixen Color Card

Vixen Colorway

Vixen - We saw this vixen (female fox) in Yellowstone National Park, bold as can be. Her colors practically glowed in the snow.

Pine Bark Colorway

Pine Bark Colorway

Pine Bark - Inspired by the many trees that surround me, with rich browns in shades of chocolate, chestnut, mahogany, and tans.

Distant Mountains

Distant Mountains Colorway

Distant Mountains Colorway - Looking west from a mountaintop in Glacier National Park in summer, we saw mountains receding into the distance. It is an awe-inspiring and humble experience.  I tried to capture some of the depth of color, and the grandeur in this colorway.

Huckleberry Colorway

Huckleberry Colorway

Huckleberry – A delicious bowl of ripe huckleberries picked locally inspired this colorway. Deep red wine tones emerge from a navy base

Gray Granite Colorcard

Gray Granite Colorway

Gray Granite – The gray granite rock outcroppings are a dominant feature of the Rocky Mountain landscape.  The grays of these rocks are lovely by themselves, but serve as a handsome neutral background for other colors.

Spring Sapling

Spring Sapling

Spring Sapling - We had an early spring here in western Montana, and the long days and bright sunshine begged me to head out to the woods. The trees and saplings were bursting with new growth. Even the larches, deciduous conifers, were leafing out. I tried to capture the look of cheerful promise in this colorway. I hope it makes you smile.

Blue Spruce Colorway

Blue Spruce Colorway

Blue Spruce Colorway - This colorway was inspired by a blue spruce in my front yard. I love the play of blue, teal, grey, green in this tree. It is beautiful in all seasons

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