Painting tip 1
Colour and how it works together.
No colour works in isolation. When colours are put together, as in this painting, they react to each other.
Here many blues and blue voilets are used to create an interesting and harmonious palette. Choose colours that sit along side each
other in the colour wheel, and then for impact, choose an opposite colour.
Choosing a limited earth palette allows for a harmonious and soft feeling in a painting.
the mood of the painting is very influenced by the colour, and in this case, the semi-abstract painting
is evocative of landscape, soft late light and mysterious half images.
When you see the same image with a totally different palette, the messages if conveys are
very different, even though the image is the same.
|The same image with a dominantly blue theme.|
This painting, courtesy of a student, shows the benefits of working from life and then taking the information back to the studio to paint.
The student has captured the flow of the water, the brightness of the sun and the energy of the morning, working en plein air in Whangarei. The strokes of
vibrant colour and the use of a triadic pallete (green, orange and purple/blue) bring an interesting harmony and excitement to the painting.