Hello Dear Friends,
My friend Amy has been encouraging me to do some paintings using neutral colors. I’m usually drawn to jewel tones — the colors of flowers, the tropics, and a bright, sunny day. Working with neutrals is a challenge for me, but I decided to give it a try.
The color palette for these paintings was inspired by the pittosporum bushes outside my kitchen window. Some of the leaves are a pretty burnt sienna with yellows, greens and a dark purplish-brown.
When choosing the colors for these paintings, I went with Earth tones — neutral browns, dusty purple and olive green, paired with a little golden yellow and rusty orange for contrast. Here’s the first piece:
“Earth Mantra,” 36″ x 24″, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
The next two have an understated look for those of you who prefer subtle.
“Let Love Prevail,” 24″ x 18″, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
“Whispered Wisdom,” diptych 18″ x 36″, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
All of these paintings are available and look magnificient adorning a contemporary space. Click on the images for more information and to purchase.
So what do you think — brights or neutrals? Which do you prefer? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share them with us in the comments section below.
May all of your neutrals be bright!
With love and appreciation,