Red Tractor Palette | Premo Color Recipes Vol-076-B

Red Tractor Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-B: Red Tractor
Green Hay
Smoke Stack
Hay Field

After a long hot Summer, it is time to cut and bale the hay in the fields… food and bedding for the livestock over a long cold Winter. Such is the cycle of chores for the Idaho Farmer of these rolling fields.

This photo taken by Doug on our 2013 PcT Roadtrip through Washington and Idaho. At this time of the year the vast landscape is mostly the soft earth tone colors of dried grasses and freshly ploughed soil.

But today’s shot of color on the neutral landscape, provided by what looks to be a pretty new Red Tractor, draws the eye in and tells a story of a farmer, spending the early hours of the day collecting and stacking the huge round hay bails for the Winter. I can just see him (or her of course) in the air conditioned cab, listening to Country Music (or Classical or Rock) and singing away, while riding miles and miles of circles and loops… weaving their way over the acres.

I think this would not be so bad a life actually… time away from the hustle and bustle of City Life. Hours of quiet (or loud) solitude. Time to think about how truly grateful you are, for all that this amazing planet has given to you. For love. For family. For beauty. For life!

Please enjoy this photo and the colors inspired by it for this September 2014 Vol-076 B-Series Palette!

Red Tractor Palette by Polymer Clay TutorEveryone who is subscribed to our Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download the following recipes free, one per week on Friday mornings during the month of September 2014:

  • Red Tractor (Recipe 076-1B)
  • Green Hay (Recipe 076-2B)
  • Smoke Stack (Recipe 076-3B)
  • Hay Field (Recipe 076-4B)

[wp_ad_camp_1]Red Tractor is the absolutely perfectly true red of this shiny tractor, juxtaposed against the neutral backdrop of an Idaho Hay Field. Green Hay is the dark dusty green of the tall grass, before it is cut and dried as Hay. Smoke Stack is the smoky black of the smoke stacks (exhaust pipes) on the sides of the tractor. And Hay Field is the tan color of the dried hay stalks, left in spiraling windrows after the hay has been cut and bundled into  bails, soon to be bedding and feed for livestock, over the cold long Winter.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-076 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to the Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter.

If you want to see the Volume-076 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of September then click here: Corsage Palette

Cindy, I just love the way your color pallets are based on nature – God’s natural color combinations. We really can’t improve on that, but you do a superb job of capturing the colors that we might not really notice otherwise. Thank you so much! ~Carolyn-F

Hi Cindy: How you see color and describe it, is remarkable! You challenge us to work with Nature around us, and IMHO… that is God’s Palette. Keep your palette colors coming Cindy, you are a gifted woman. You see things that most people do not even take the time to see, and you are sharing and teaching us to do that simple task. Sincerely. ~Pauline-D

I get the small color recipe size by saving it to “my pictures”. It allows me to print four recipes on one page which automatically reduces the size. Mine fit in a baby wipes box. Your newsletter makes my Fridays a treat!! Thank you. ~Sandra-G


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  1. Lawrence, 25 August, 2014

    Great photo Doug and a good palette, especially that bright red.

  2. Doug Lietz, 26 August, 2014

    Glad you like the photo Lawrence. Thanks for saying so.

  3. Jill V., 25 August, 2014

    Great palette. I agree with Lawrence about the red. It’s striking.

    Cindy, you should know that on the many walks I take with my dog, Fred, I find color palettes all around me. You have helped me to see my world through artist’s eyes.

  4. Cindy Lietz, 26 August, 2014

    That is wonderful to hear Jill! Looks like I am doing my job, if you are seeing your world through artist’s eyes now. Inspiration is truly everywhere!

  5. Dixie Ann, 26 August, 2014

    Perfect late summer colors Cindy and Doug. Being a long time member I always feel like I’m getting twice the bargain for my money with these wonder color palettes you so generously make available every month. Love that Red!

  6. Lawrence, 27 August, 2014

    For some strange reason an event notice showed up on both my tablet and smart phone.
    It said today was Cindy Lietz’s BIRTHDAY..I hope that is correct making you a Virgo like myself.
    Happy Birthday Cindy and have a great day.

  7. Marianne H, 27 August, 2014

    Happy Birthday Cindy!!!!

    Have a great day!


  8. Jill V., 27 August, 2014

    Happy birthday, Cindy!! Hope you are having a great day!

  9. Cindy Lietz, 04 September, 2014

    Thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes! We were away on another roadtrip so my access to the internet wasn’t as often as it is when were are home… that is why I have taken so long to respond. There is some cool videos to come out of that trip so stay tuned!

  10. Eloise W, 04 September, 2015

    Thank you so much for that beautiful Red Tractor red. It’s just what I’ve been wishing for. At 81, I’m just starting on this polymer clay hobby and loving it. Besides, it’s much easier on the old hands than wood carving which I had to give up. You make the learning process soooo easy! Keep up the good work.

  11. Cindy Lietz, 04 September, 2015

    Hi Eloise,

    Glad to hear that the Red Tractor Rec recipe helped… thanks for letting me know :-)

    At 81 I am inspired to hear that you are still forging ahead with learning new skills. I know it must be keeping you young!

    Have a great weekend!

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