Colours are powerful. Doesn’t matter what you might be creating now – a painting, or a powerpoint presentation, or an illustration – your eyes must be straying over a palette, splashed with many colours, choosing the right one to add to your work. Colours add right mood, temperature, and structure to your work. To a sensitive soul, the impact of a perfect colour combination is deeper and intensely moving.
Introducing you a couple of creative works, mostly watercolor paintings, produced by modern age painters that truly celebrate the power of colour and form. The talent of these millennial artists is undeniable, and the power of their imagination is truly awesome.
Below are top ten reasons, why you must choose right colour combinations to tell your story effectively through your paintings and illustrations
Colours embrace warmth
In Tokyo Storefront Series by Mateusz Urbanowicz, the artist introduces an interesting series of shops located in Tokyo district. Traditional Japanese elements combined with warm and blue undertones contrast nicely with the cooler leafy greens.
Colours create precision
Elena Limkina, a specialist in botanical drawings, produced this series – Portraits of Birds – in 2016. Adore the clever colour choices and subtle gradients, which in fact helped to create a fascinating precision for this watercolor series
Colours bring harmony
In Cityscape series by Matt Carlson, the overall composition looks flawless, and you experience a greater harmony between the diverse shapes and structures, and delivers a candid representation of the subject architecture to the observer
Colours elicit drama
Maja Wronska captured the essence of this moment of nature in an exciting way. Blue is a surprise here, but then the overall color combination creates an outstanding chromatic bias of primary colours to your visual system, which put you into a form visual trance.
Colours simplify complexity
Colours often comprehend complex subjects in a simple way. In Havanna series by Moris Wipperman, you notice brilliant use of striking gradients for detailing the ruffle nature of this subject which makes this painting series quite attractive (and my favourite)
Colours augment curiosity
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. Great art always welcome you to a world of wonder, fascination and reflection. In the work -Town of trees Made by Machine by Toshiya Shirotani, you experience a note of curiosity to what the artist intended to explain.
The metallic tree root and trunks draw viewer’s attention. Colour combinations are cleverly executed. The elements of machine and nature are rightfully composed, and this creates ample curiosity in the eyes of beholder
Colours amplify symbolism
Flower is always symbolic in sending messages to the viewer. Red roses are given to sweethearts, yellow flowers are given to appreciate someone, purple tulips are given to represent companionship and so forth. Flower Pattern by Natalia Tyulkina embodies an abstract view of a boutonniere pattern, without losing the warmth and vibrant aspects of nature.
Colours add delight
Shades of gold and red are always considered majestical, and also represents wealth and power. Ira Carela‘s baker street series brings all the sophistication and discipline of baking process in a delightful way.
Colours promote realism
Denver & Salt Lake Railroad passenger train by Howard L Fogg is a classic example of how colours are used to bring realistic flavours to the artwork. Artists usually apply a lot of exaggeration to exhibit the power and drama of a locomotive, but Hogg has cleverly used the shades of blue, grey and white to keep the subject real and vibrant.
Colours create rhythm
Portraits are arduous to create. A very refreshing series, in which the personality, attitude and unique mannerisms of these personalities are very well captured by Alexander Dzinvel.
The magic these artists produced with pen, paint and colour is a wonder to be reckoned with. They are not shy of colour and used it to bring their ideas and themes to life in a most brilliant and astonishing manner. And, their love for colour and courage to create powerful art brings us some delightful moments to cherish, and to be inspired.