Acrylic on Masonite, 16" x 20," c. Catherine Vines
When I look at a pretty painting like this latest in the Magnolia Series, I wonder what it is that makes me want something different. Two answers come to mind, both weaknesses when it comes to my color choices. 1. I typically use one of two color schemes: analogous (side-by-side on the color wheel) or complementary (opposite on the color wheel). 2. I don't take advantage of neutrals to accentuate my colors. Both of which explain my current emphasis on color relationships. Still, pretty has its place, and this is even better in person.