I love this painting by Julianne Strom Brill! Her blues are amazing and I love that she paired the painting with the pop of yellow! Sharing the work of other artists, sending appreciation their way, brings me a lot of joy. I think of this with an abundant mentality: there is enough creativity and success for all of us. ❤️🎨 #Repost @mossandblue
I try to be really aware of my color palette when I'm painting. Bringing in certain colors can dramatically change the feel of a piece, and of course everyone reacts differently to them. I often find that my strongest pieces have the fewest colors. 'Swell Season' is a good example of that- you feel a sense of energy and movement happening but only two colors were used. It's easy to fall back on adding more color when things aren't working out in a painting... getting it to the finish line with a limited palette is a far more challenging (and rewarding) practice, I find.
What do you think? Are you a fan of 'the more the merrier' when it comes to colors in paintings? Or are you drawn to thoughtfully limited palettes? I'd love to hear your answers!
🗣 “My artwork does not try to represent social or political views but connects to a shared idea of the unrestricted self that still finds joy in a fleeting glimpse of light and shade”.