Finding Harmony in Art Through Nature

The process of formulating a painting is fraut with difficulties. What may seem to be a very simple relationship between colour, subject and form to an outsider, is often a complex web of decisions that you made, un-made, and didn’t make at all. The above painting is at first glance a fairly straightforward piece, in…

Colour Theories: Purple

We are a pattern-seeking species, and this is never more evident than in the career of any long-term established artist. From signature brush-strokes to colour meanings and even position and juxtaposition of objects, patterns are evident within any body of work. Evolution from disjointed works of art to art with purpose, evolution and a timeline doesn’t…

Colour Theories: The 6 Colour Palette

Last week, I talked about getting carried away with colour, and failing to work with a plan. This week, I’m focusing on a new piece where I did have a plan. This time, I planned a strict 6 colour palette: cadmium yellow, burnt sienna, cadmium orange, ultramarine blue, Indian red and burnt umber. The result is a…