Saturday, September 15, 2007
Blondheim Art Original Paintings
oil on panel
champagne silver frame
Art Notes Blog HERE
Who says skies have to be blue in paintings? We automatically think that but really, any number of colors can be very powerful in sky paintings. Two of my favorites are pink in some form and yellow. I often do these in my paintings and people are very attracted to them. Also various shades of purple or gray are effective. I have even seen red skies in some paintings, though that is not my first choice personally. Unusual sky color can create mood and drama. They are particularly useful for early morning and late afternoon paintings and to show backlit objects. The grays work very well for tonal or dark moods. Black and white can actually look blue in some paintings, creating an optical illusion.
Have fun with some new colors in your skies.