Color theory is really quite simple!
Please don’t let my title fooled you. I am, in no way, a color expert. I mean, I did ok in color theory class in college, but that was a few yeas ago! What I mean by the title is “color theory” is all up to you. What do you love? What colors really stand out to you? What do you like to wear?
I’m beginning a new series of paintings (which has me pretty stoked!!) …well, really I kind of already started… they’re little 4×4, 5×5, and 6×6 baby paintings which focus on color and texture more than anything. I looooove painting tiny paintings. Maybe because I can paint them pretty quickly (2-5 hours vs. 8-50+ hours… I can be pretty slow!) But more than that, I completely am obsessed with the chunky, thick, lush textures I can get with my oil paints. When I get that right, it makes me quite happy.
But, like I mentioned, these baby paintings are also about color. Confession time! I’m actually not completely comfortable with color. It’s just so fickle and tricky! It’s an aspect of my paintings and design I keep evaluating and adjusting more than any other. Does anyone else feel this way?
But, really, color theory is simple. You know what colors you love and you can sense what colors work well together. The hard part is making it happen!
So, to help myself out, I did a little color love based on a couple of photos of the flowers we arranged for my cousin’s wedding. I’m really loving these combinations! They’re different and a bit trendy, but still true to what I love about color. win win!