Palettes

Before painting begins, colours are selected and organized into palettes. This offers parameters to work within and direction to achieve the desired look and feel. Consideration is given to location, time of day, and season. To create a palette, I look at images from a city and extract colours seen at street level – plants, architectural vernacular, natural landscape and local fixtures are used and colour matched. In a neighbourhood, there might be a local flower market or noteworthy building, in a city there might be an overall look of the buildings or certain hues to the streetscape. I try to extract these colours and colour combinations so the completed work offers a sense of ‘being there’.¬† Below I’ve titled palettes with corresponding cities or the look & feel of a place either real or imagined. You can find out more about residential and commission work here.

Here are some palettes I have used to date:

lost city
LOST CITY

colourful candy
COLOURFUL CANDY

HANNA BARBARA
HANNA BARBARA

CANDY
CANDY

MONTREAL 1
MONTREAL I

MONTREAL 2
MONTREAL II

MONTREAL 3
MONTREAL III

COI 1
KOI I

COI 2
KOI II

COI 3
KOI III

CASTLE
CASTLE I (Winter)

castle 2
CASTLE II (Summer)

EAST AND WEST 3
EAST & WEST

RIO 1
RIO

REGENT PARK 2
REGENT PARK

PRAIRIE 4
PRAIRIE

PALAZZO
PALAZZO

KRAKOW 01
KRAKOW

HOT WHEELS
HOT WHEELS

FRANCE 002
FRANCE

EAST AND WEST 1
EAST & WEST II

CYPRUS 1
CYPRUS

BIRCH AND BLOSSOM 4
BIRCH & BLOSSOM

BEACH 3
BEACH

ABU DHABI 5
MOUNTAIN II

MIAMI 7
MIAMI II

BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN

BEACH
BEACH III

PICCADILLY
PICCADILLY

COVENT GARDEN
COVENT GARDEN

HANNA BARBARA
 HANNA BARBARA

HOLIDAY
HOLIDAY

PASCAL 1
WASAGA

SPACE LEGO
SPACE LEGO

POOL
POOLSIDE

NORTHERN
NORTHERN