Attempting the Adriatic

DSC_0051We have been having some particularly wet, gray and rainy weather here in Charleston, and I have been looking back at my photos of the trip to Croatia we took in June and fantasizing about going back. I love this picture and all its colors, and so this morning I thought I would pull a couple of the colors out in Benjamin Moore paints. It is important to remember that paint swatches look very different on a computer screen than they look in a swatch book, and furthermore that they look very different on your walls than they do in a swatch book. 
Razzle DazzleRazzle Dazzle BM 1348

The bougainvillea. I just fell in love with all the beautiful blossoms in Croatia. My husband has planted some in our garden, and I am hoping that I will be seeing some of these blossoms soon. Dark Royal BlueDark Royal Blue BM 2064-20

It would be impossible to give the Adriatic just one color, but in this photo it has a dark solid tone to it. In the hundreds of photos I took on the trip, the Adriatic is a different color in every photo. 
Grenada GreenGrenada Green BM 432

Again with the foliage on this hill, there must be hundreds of different green tones. With Grenada Green I was pulling out some of the lighter tones towards the end of the point where the foliage intersects with the rock.

Stonington GrayStonington Gray HC-170

And the rocks that act as a perch for that beautiful Villa. Wouldn’t you like to call that villa home?

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