Thursday, June 24, 2010
color choices or are you painting the colors that you see?
"Those aren't the real colors you are painting, are they?"These are words from a helpful passerby as I was industriously working on my painting. I thought and considered. "Yes, they are, but as I paint I make decisions in order to create better color harmony." "Oh I thought they weren't ."
Isn't that what we do all the time..even if we paint what we see? I wanted a feeling of hot sun so I was constantly balancing how many cool choices I made and whether I could lean that cool color warmer. For instance many of the violets and purples in reality leaned more towards blue..but did I want that? I did leave warm and cool greens for color tension.
As Richard McKinley has always said...it's all a lie. You take a 2d surface with a handful of color and make the bounty before you. (paraphrased by me) Now consider the power in you.
You can choose how you want to make that vision, that beautiful lie.