Expanding my Color Pallette

Everyone picks the same colors over and over again, so to expand the pallette you can do two things, paint from life or study the “old masters” and see what you can swipe. This is a Bonnard painting drawn in Flash and using the Advanced color style to adjust the hue and tint.

It feels somewhat blasphemous to treat Bonnard this way because the Color style sliders allow you to overlay colors like your glazing ala the old masters but with a cleanliness you never could get in oils. Bonnard who manipulated color to carry so much emotion didn’t even think of his canvasses as forground, middle and background the way I am breaking things down Just a nice way to challenge oneself.

Bonnard study

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