My world is constantly filled with color! Color has always played an enormous role in my artwork and it’s something that inspires me on a daily basis.
When I’m beginning a painting, I try not to over-think color. I trust my mind to lead my paintbrush as I go. Of course, that confidence came after many years of studying color theory !
I love playing with shades of red and pink (like my favorite Gemvara D’Orsay ring) and discovering the different emotions they can convey. A pale pink being soft and elegant, a bold blue-fuchsia being strong yet soft all at once, and of course a fiery red that can be spotted from across the room. Just the smallest color differences can sing entirely different songs.
When I hosted Gemvara in my workspace they brought the most wonderful gift… an array of colorful gems! Gems to paint and play with, to be exact. After creating this fashion drawing, I dove straight into the gems and began adhering them to my piece… bringing a new medium and life to the drawing. A sparkling gown of gems.
Speaking of, we’re giving away this original painting scattered with gems plus a $1000 gift card to Gemvara!For a chance to win, create a “My Color Story” pinboard (see mine here), and submit it on their site.
Gemvara is also offering my readers an exclusive 10% discount from now through Monday, October 13th! Just click here or on any other link in this post to activate your discount! In Collaboration with Gemvara.