Amy didn’t like the neutral paintings I did for you last week. She said they were too dark and felt heavy.
It turns out what she meant when she suggested I do some paintings in neutral colors was shades of white, camel, cream, sand and beige, for a California beach look which she says is popular in interior design right now. Art that is calming and uplifting.
It makes me think of of Mary Corse’s white-on-white paintings with sparkly glass microsphere beads in the paint. I’ve seen these paintings in person, and they’re amazing.
I had some doubts about my ability to create a light neutral-toned painting that looks good, but what the heck! I’ll give it a try. It’s interesting to try new things that may or may not work out.
Then I wondered if I even had any paints in these colors. I managed to rustle up a few sands and creams for this experiment, and a beautiful metallic rose-tinted beige.
So here it is! California beach look in sand-colored neutrals.
“Sandstone,” 18″ x 18″, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
“By the Sea,” 18″ x 18″, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
Available for purchase by clicking on the images.
What’s your favorite light and airy color scheme? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share them with us in the comments section below.
I think we deserve a day at the beach. Let’s go! I’ll meet you there.
With love and appreciation,