Red and purple
These are two of my favourite colours (I know, I have many!). I really enjoy working with rich and deep tones and these are among the richest and deepest.
I’ve used two different purple colours – both very different to each other. The one in the centre is the dark one as it’s the point at which everything gets drawn to. The other purple is a playful variation with hints of blue and pink in it.
Red is a stock colour that I always use; I’ve had it for a number of years because it’s versatile and bloody gorgeous!
Adding other colours
The supporting cast is equally important as they help to show off the magnificence of red and purple whilst also allowing it to quieten it down a little.
Placing colour is always critical when you’ve got some big players in there. The white elements are perhaps the most critical as these offer us a little relief from the onslaught of red and purple in both the upper and lower parts of the painting.
The drizzled drag of sunset yellow helps add a little warmth whilst the inclusion of a tropical turquoise colour and hints of blue round off the cast of supporting colours.
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