Thursday, January 23, 2014

Creative color challenge

This is a response to this weeks creative color challenge at the Daily paintworks. If you provide the right values then a painting should show your subject matter even though the local color may be really nutty as it is here.
Thank you to Patti Mollica who has written many great painting books one in particular on color that I keep nearby at all times.
She drew the map on how to solve this challenge.
Oh and another tip I learned from her....if you use saturated color for your main focus think about using a neutral as a background to make things pop.


  1. Great painting Jo. I like the tip about the neutral background too. Thanks!

    1. Yes, that neutral background is a tip I need to use more often.

  2. Thanks for the tips! And I love how his chest looks like a flame, and how your colors are flame colors, very fun!