Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cool or Warm Colors

                         "The Meeting Place"

In this painting of a banyan tree in Naples, Florida, I decided to go to the cool side of the palette for a change.  The greens have more blue in them and the yellows tend towards the cooler side of the palette.  Having a dominant temperature in your painting can change the mood.  I wanted to give the scene a cool-off feeling, so cooler colors only made sense.

Again, don't be afraid to add some figures to give your paintings scale and interest.

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