Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bus stop

"Bus Stop", oil on canvas paper, approx. 8.5" x 11"

I wanted to try using some different color combinations than the usual ones so I went to the Pantone website and found a number of combinations using their  "2016 Colors of the Year", Rose Quartz and Serenity (for the rest of us, that's pink and blue).

This particular group of colors seemed perfect for the painting I wanted to do. I tried to stick to these colors or something very close, and of course needed to add a very pale yellow for the lightest areas. Because the painting was going to have a lot of cool colors, I used a pink ground underneath that peeks through here and there.


Gayle said...

Really enjoyed reading about how you used the 2016 Colors so very effectively in a painting. I had looked up these colors a short while ago after listening to an interesting discussion about this on an Artists Helping Artists podcast. Thanks for the inspiration!

tom martino said...

Kathy, well done! Those colors do transform a subject that many of us would struggle with to go beyond the drabness of a stark realist approach. I love these color experiment So!

Kathy Weber said...

Thanks, Tom and Gayle!