Capturing Winter's cold colors

Trying to capture the sun on morning frost.
Trying to capture the sun on morning frost.

Sometimes I find myself afraid of trying a radically different color pallet for fear of failure. When I realize I am avoiding something because I am afraid, I make myself face that fear.

Sometimes the resulting paintings work out and sometimes they don’t. This one was fun to do although it posed the challenge of using intensely raw blue and white as a reverse to catch the look of late morning frost. The look shouts cold.

I used the browns as the only warmth and the essential contrasting color for line. All in all, I think it was a successful learning experience and with that, a good painting. 

Back to work.


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