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: