For many of you who are familiar with my highly colored paintings, you may be surprised that I sometimes indulge in a limited palette. That may sound like an oxymoron, but it does feel very special. The narrow color range lends a sense of elegance, and I love the way that drawn marks integrate easily with painted areas.
- PortTown 2 (36”x24”, mixed media on canvas, $1520, available at time of posting)
- PortTown 9 (in progress) (36”x36”, mixed media on canvas, $2860)
- Black Pool 5 (18”x12”, mixed media on paper, $400, available at time of posting)
My recent PortTown series features a very limited palette of creams, whites, greyed blues and greens. This series was inspired by the shifting colors viewed from my temporary studio facing the port of Vancouver. You can read more about it here.
Pieces from this series will be on exhibit at Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver in April.
Do you love working in black and white, or does that feel restrictive? Does your joy come from the freedom to use every crayon in the box?