Saturday, January 20, 2018

Purple Coil

"Purple Coil"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

When I posted this color scheme on Instagram, a friend in Louisiana shouted, "Mardi Gras!" I'm fascinated by the psychology of color - especially color combinations, and why some appeal to us and others don't. Purple and green is one of my favorite combos - and orange completes the triad of secondary colors.  
Fun fact: did you know that in ancient Rome, purple dye was made from snails? 

Sketch for "Purple Coil"
oil paint on Arches oil paper
approx. 8 x 8 inches, unframed

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