I love color and expressing myself with color in my paintings. I never let reality stand in the way of a good painting either. If I think a splash of red would look good in a palm tree, I put it in. A bright purple shadow? No problem! As artists, we are supposed to interpret what is there and express ourselves. Some do it very realistically, while others do it impressionistically.
A fundamental knowledge of color can assist us in clearly expressing what we see and what we want to say. We can communicate feelings, mood, seasons, time of day, and emotions with color. Knowing how colors work and work together is invaluable. ...