Color is everywhere. I love using the Real Colors app on my iPhone when looking for inspiration and creating my own palettes for future reference and use. It gives a great set of colors from a photo you can take yourself or from your library (in this case, a downloaded image). It will also give a few variations as to what color theory approach is in the photo. So if you need some complimentary colors, it can help pick out the best solutions.
It also features a nice color wheel to reference ALL dominant colors in the image. This is great for digital painting and quickly getting a palette going without spending much time looking for that right color for what you're illustrating!
And finally, you can fine tune your color selection! As a printer, I'm always adjusting my CMYK to make sure I have swatches that are print-friendly.
So in this case, I felt the need to kick off Swatchbook Saturday with one of nature's finest achievements: the Grand Canyon.
Teddy Roosevelt simply put it best when wanting to make it a national park: "Leave it as it is. You cannot improve it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it."
If you need some rock-solid tones that reflect strength and serenity, these colors can certainly do the trick!