Oil on Linen
This painting is done with the same color scheme as my previous painting in the last post. I feel the need to explore this color scheme for a while longer until I'm ready to move on to a different one.
Why do we as artists have our own favorite colors we use in a painting? I think there are probably many reasons, one of which is what we observe from where we live. Here in Illinois I've seen so many beautiful skies with these colors - orange-red/blue-purple. These colors seem to prevail from all the twilight skies I've observed.
I also had a vivid dream a few years ago, where I was walking in a painting of blue and orange. The paint felt like a water puddle in warm springtime. I've always wondered about that dream. Was it saying that I should paint in those colors?
I'd love to know your thoughts on what color combinations you're drawn to.