How about applying the color tips I read about yesterday? Yes! I referenced a few photos of, you guessed it, my favorite expressive abstract floral artist, Carrie Schmitt. Instead of painting today, I will observe the tips I’ve learned.
You can download your copy at the link above. Or, I’ll share the tips with you.
Group your colors
How about a field of pink flowers surrounded by a turquoise background? Turquoise will make my vibrant pinks stand out.
Enhance color by adding it’s opposite
Use a dark saturated color surrounded by an unsaturated very light and slightly warm tone. How about Magenta flowers with pistachio leaves.
Make one color the hero
Use one color and make it pop! How about one orange fish surrounded by blue ocean waves? Orange roses with mint green leaves. Ooh, I like it! What color would the background be?
Use color to move the eye
Have a beautiful red rose somewhere on the page. Then add a few small red flowers here and there to bring the work together.
These are simply my notes from Nicolas Wilton’s Free PDF. I’m so glad I found it. Oh, I almost forgot the tip I’ve used. Choose a main color. Mix a little of that color with the rest of your colors to create unity. I have been looking for the missing puzzle piece. I may have found it! Tomorrow, I’ll sketch and build a color palette. I’ll be painting for my shop. Well, see how it goes. I haven’t forgotten about the turquoise roses.
Have any color tips? Feel free to comment below.