Pigments used in my green-red palette
Collectors and viewers often mention that they like the use of color in my paintings. My goal is to create a sense of harmony throughout each piece of work. One way I do that is by using "harmonic" pigments. For every painting, I choose one of three color palettes based on color opposites - the blue/orange palette, the yellow/purple palette or the green/red palette. Typically, most artists have just one palette of pigments with which they paint.
For my current painting, I chose the green/red palette. I do not know if you can see the colors very well, but the palette consists of pigments that are dominantly from the green and red hue families. (The combination of pigments is different for each of my color palettes.) Notice also, that there is a large pile of neutral color toward the bottom right hand corner of my butcher palette. Before I begin any painting, I mix up this color using every pigment that is on my palette, and then I mix a little or a lot, depending on my objective, into EVERY mixture I create through out the painting proces. This is an additional way to create harmony in a painting.