Soo much color in a super close-up detail of this little beach huts painting. I try to pack as much bright happy color as I can into every inch of my paintings!!
What people who are not artists might not know is that there is a limit to how many colors you can put side by side in a painting and still have them work well together. The thing about making art is that you don't know until you try. This is where the many many hours I've spent creating painting turns into the experience needed to make informed color choices.
Over the years I've narrowed down my paint palette selection so that I only use about 10 colors plus black and white. I use the same set of colors for each painting. Of course, they all get mixed together as I rarely use a color straight from the tube/jar.
At first, my paintings can appear relatively simple in style, but on closer look, there's a lot going on. I think a lot of things are like that, deceptively simple until you look closer. It's in having that extra layer of detail that makes things interesting and worth the second look.
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