Confident Color for Painters

The thing most people notice about my paintings is that there is lots of color.  Color adds energy, fun and sometimes discordance.  Choosing the right colors takes more than a gut feeling.  Skillfully finding the colors that will convey the emotion and message you want to deliver can take some practice.  Knowing color theory and having a personal color palette makes life much easier for a painter.

I have studied color and then, of course, found through trial and error what works (and what doesn’t work).  Before I learned how colors behave together, I’ve had paintings that are complete messes…and will never be shown….that’s what gesso is for! 🙂  There are some wonderful resources for finding your color palette.  I recommend Confident Color by Nita Leland.

If you are a “hand-on” kind of person, I’ll be teaching a Confident Color for Painters class in May at the Savage Arts Studios and Gallery.  Check it out!


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