When working on a piece, I am
always trying to make sure as much
of the surface as possible is activated,
that there is enough movement to guide
the viewer’s eye throughout the entire painting.
One effective way to do this is to use color.
I’m currently working on a painting that has
a little bit of the color red in it, and I decided
to bring that color to other parts of the painting.
I hope this will make for a more
sophisticated viewing experience.
Watch the video and see what I mean
This painting still has a bit to go, but
I feel that I’ve finally passed a milestone here.
I’m excited to see what comes next.
What do you think about this? How do you
use color in your practice? Let me know!
I would love to hear how your practice
differs from mine!
In gratitude, Nicholas
PS I’ve started a little group on Facebook called
Art2life Artists. It’s free to join, and I would love to see
you in there! To join, just click here.
the founder of Art2Life.
With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.