Hmmm! Yes! Less colour can work!

Muted colours of the danseys pass

I’m going for monochrome in  this work from our trip deeper into the Kyeburn Diggings.  Yesterday, cutting back the chroma to show the muted colours of the Danseys Pass took a lot more time than I’d planned.  It’s Friday and I have weekend plans.

High contrast is my principal tool today.   Aerial perspective helps too.  Darker and warmer close to the viewer.  Lighter, less saturated, cooler used further away.

I’m really pleased. Less colour worked better than I imagined.  Very well.   The painting sold almost immediately on Instagram!  I’ve posted an image of the work for you to enjoy.   

Be sure to watch the time-lapse video below.

Day 5 Through The Danseys Pass - Beverly Claridge, Artist
Journey through the danseys pass - kyeburn diggings ii -sold
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