All about my journey in encaustic art and cold wax and mixed media.
| 20 March, 2013 10:05
The biggest decision I make in painting isn't what to paint - it is always what colors to use . There is a wealth of information out there about color palettes and schemes but when you are in the moment it seems that spontaneousness will win out. Sometimes it follows the general rules of complements and triads and such but often it surprises you with unusual values and mixes that you never read about, but love nonetheless. Red and turquoise, lime green and deep brown, soft blue, celadon green and off white to name a few of my fav combinations. I have to have all my colors heated up on the palette because I can't limit my choices as yet. Maybe one day I will be able to choose my palette in advance and heat just those chosen few but for now I must have 2 griddles and my anondized 16"x16" plate all full of lovely colors....