Outside it's a cold and over cast day today in Cheshire, CT. Snowflakes are falling and shades of gray and muted colors are most predominant. But inside.. it's a different story.... It's still bright and saturated in glorious color!
The color palette of this interior really caught my eye. Black, red, white and a touch of golden yellow and green foliage - When working with bold colors such as these it's easy for me to get caught up in their intensity but what I've found by studying other artists work, by surrounding the high intensity color, such as the red in the rooster with slight darker shades of the red it makes the straight out of tube red - "pop" without going overboard.
I love experiment with color - mixing, layering and creating new colors - one of my favorite exercises to increase my color knowledge is to create a grid on a 12" canvas panel add a few diagonal lines and just start filling in the blocks (or triangles) with different colors. My goal is try not mix the same color twice. It's both a game and therapy at the same time. It's amazing how many colors can be mixed from just 5 colors on my palette.
Thanks for viewing my art - until tomorrow - Blessing, Linda
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