By Marion Boddy-Evans
At an exhibition opening on Monday a friend and I were talking about how you recognize particular colors/pigments in certain artists’ paintings and how with others the colors are more individual. A phthalo blue/green turquoise was one color instantly identifiable in several paintings; lemon yellow another.
It’s led me to pondering the use of a mother color again. Whether it’s worthwhile not having instantly identifiable colors as it makes your paintings more individual, or whether incorporating particular colors on your palette becomes part of your personal style. Whether premixing colors on a palette rather than mixing on the canvas itself makes for more interesting color use.