Quad Chords

Going back to Sorolla as our master of color, we can see he knew the value of using more than just 3 colors in his paintings. There are 2 “chords” that use 4 colors instead of 3. The first combination consists of rotating every 3rd color around the wheel....

Harmony

So last week I touched on how to use color harmonies in a painting. Since then I have had requests asking to talk about color harmonies some more, so this week I thought I would take a break from mentorship pieces to show how a true color master, Sorolla, used color...

Time for Color

Another way to add “wow” to a painting is through effective use of color harmonies. They can give big impact to a painting with just a little bit of planning… Here is the original from another lovely artist. The thing that is fighting for attention the most here...

Hat Trick

Just because an object looks a certain way, it doesn’t mean it has to be painted that way… Here is another painting that I think has so much going for it. His face is beautifully done. There are so many subtle shifts in color showing clear form and structure and...