While I catch up on showing you my newest paintings, I've been trying to improve on my color mixing skills. A painting can be completely abstract or even downright ugly, but if the colors work together, and they are captured correctly, it will catch your eye. I used to be so focused on the technical aspect of painting, like brush strokes, and glazing, but I could never capture a scene or photo the way I wanted. Turns out that I needed to learn how to truly understand color. I had been missing the big picture, no pun intended, on how colors work together in a composition, from reflections, and lighting, to knowing that shadows are definitely not just black.
This acrylic painting is of a brightly colored little street, that seems to have seen quite a bit, completed about a month ago.