Hey guys! I want to fill you in on my latest video. I was really excited to make it, as it marks my first video in front on the camera. Which was nerve racking, but fun!
In the video I demonstrate how I mix my colors for my beach paintings. I keep it fairly simple, although color theory can get very complex if you haven’t studied it. I use a double primary palette of 2 reds, 2 yellows, and 2 blues along with purple, pink, white and Burnt Sienna.
Here is a complete list of all the colors that I use:
- Pthalo Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Red Light
- Alizarin Crimson
- Titanium White
- Burnt Sienna
- Turquoise Blue
- Manganese Violet
- Bright Pink
- Sap Green
- Permanent Green Light
I have always been wildly passionate about color. I am constantly looking at colors everywhere I go. I believe this is an important part of being an artist, because as artists, our colors are our friends.
I hope you enjoy it, and until next time,
let’s bring some color into the world!
In the past artists have been looked down upon in mainstream culture, although this has been changing. More and more artists are taking their talent and skill into the business world than ever before.
So what is this myth, you ask? Well, I’ll be happy to tell you.
Many people believe that artists need to be tortured, conflicted, depressed, or unstable, for lack of a better word. In other words, they need to be rebels to be talented or effective creators. Artists themselves believe this and popular culture continues to propagate this myth in movies, music, and television.
This is the biggest lie in the art world, and I’ve found myself dipping into it from time to time. It just simply isn’t the case. Artists can be happy, well-adjusted, successful, joyful, and respectable. They can also be loving. There is no reason why an artist cannot be successful from a place of emotional well-being.
Take my beaches paintings, for instance. They are born from the peace, serenity, love of nature, and balance that I have within myself. That is why I am able to create these lively, colorful, and vibrant pictures. I want to share my love and wonder of the beach with my viewers. The good in me is carried into my artwork.
What myths do you buy into? What are you holding onto tenaciously that is no longer allowing your life to work? These are the questions all of us should ask ourselves. Just because a group of people believe something, it doesn’t make it true. My advice is to believe in something that brings meaning into your life. Something that is positive and life-affirming.
Leave the garbage by the curb where it belongs!
Keep fighting the good fight, and keep bringing your art into the world.
Until next time,