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Monday, January 3, 2022

The Power of Color!

The Power of Color!

The Power of Color!

We love color, don’t we? Rich, vibrant colors and complex, subtle colors. They can make your painting sing… or fall flat. So, how can you explore your use of color without making mud or a colorful mess? There are a lot of tricks and strategies you can learn that will allow you to play with your color palette without feeling lost or overwhelmed.

Learn about color mixing and color theory to help you choose an expressive color palette that works. Learn how to create emphasis through color and how color can change the feeling within your artwork. Harness the power of color!

Lisa Larrabee is most recognized for her unique figurative paintings that stylistically blur the boundaries between the figure and their environment. Her paintings visually convey the intangible connection between people, nature and the subconscious. Lisa creates artwork that allows us to slow down and contemplate our relationship to others and to the world around us.

Lisa Larrabee
Lisa Larrabee

Lisa builds an expressive and textured surface using oil and cold wax medium with improvised tools, rollers and pallet knives before refining her image with traditional oil painting methods.

The effect feels both timeless and contemporary. Specific details come into focus while others are left to be completed in the mind of the viewer. As you can see below, the result is ethereal poetry.

To see more of Lisa's work visit her instructor page or visit her website at LarrabeeART.com