Someone recently asked how colours for my paintings are chosen. If the painting is a commission, I work together with a client and source images to create a feeling of ‘being there’. If I am painting a specific neighbourhood or city, I look at images of these places from street level. Using Photoshop, I extract these colours and build custom palettes to help the client get a feeling for how the final work might look.
Below are twelve new palettes in use this fall along with several images which inspired them. Filling up my fall and winter schedule with bright new work makes me so happy. For an artist, there is nothing more dreary than using grey and beige during a season when everything outside is turning to brown.
Enjoy the vibrant colours and warm, beachy goodness!
Photo by Pascal Arseneau.
If you have an idea for a city or neighbourhood to paint, please leave it in the comments or send me an email. To see past colour palettes, click here. Images of new work are posted regularly. Subscribe on the main page to receive updates.