I've found over the years as an artist that some of my most successful work, or the pieces I feel have turned out best, happened when I worked with a limited or restricted colour palette. Over time I've been narrowing down the colours I like to work with and this is my latest update.
One of the best ways to develop a colour palette for paintings I find is to mood board. You can do this the analogue way, cutting out pictures from magazines and stick them in your journal, but I prefer to gather images together then photoshop them. Creating a Pinterest board is another great way to collect images that inspire you.
It was important for me going forward to make sure my colour palette reflects the Australian landscape. Keeping the bold blues, turquoise and red I often work with but combining them with the more muted tones of gum trees and deep ocean.
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Jennifer is a contemporary Australian artist based in Brisbane, Queensland. Know for her highly decorative paintings and unique paper weavings, she explores pattern and visual perception, often highlighting the beauty in the ordinary.