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How to choose Colors for abstract painting

What is the best way to choose a color palette when doing an abstract painting?

How to make the best color choices for your art?

In the survey where I ask you, "What is your #1 challenge related to canvas painting?"

someone wrote to me: "Arrangement/color choices for abstract art." It's an excellent dilemma and one that often recurs.

People wonder what inspires me. Sources of inspiration are endless: your surroundings, your garden, an image, a store, etc., are all beautiful sources of inspiration.

Today, we all have the vast world of the internet at our disposal. For me, my "go-to" is Pinterest, especially for colors.

I'll share my secret with you:

1. Go to Pinterest. It's free. Create an account if you don't have one already.

2. In the search field, enter a search with the words: color palette.

You can also refine your search by specifying a color, for example: green color palette.

You'll have plenty of options. The displayed color palettes usually consist of 5 different shades that harmonize well together.

I hope I've just replaced a lack of inspiration with an abundance of choices.

Pinterest colour palette suggestions
Pinterest colour palette suggestions

Struggling to remember your color recipes?

Stop wasting time and paint trying to remember how to recreate a colour.

This notebook will save you time and prevent you from wasting paint

  • note the exact colors for each of your art works,

  • keep all your color recipes together, so you never forget,

  • keep all your inspirational images in one place for fast and easy reference.

This notebook helps you free your mind of details so you can concentrate on your creativity.


You can use these link depending on your location:

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