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The meaning of color

I'm sure you’ve noticed that I use a lot of color in my work. I have my favorites, a deep rich navy, a teal, coral and green are in all my pieces and then I add from there. Lately, I've been obsessed with mustard yellow and deep plum.

I go through color phases, one draws me in for a while and then a different one beckons after a few months. I don't pay much attention to color theory. I do pay attention to contrast, making sure I have at least a few light and dark hues in every painting. Without contrast, the composition just doesn't come alive.