Compare the two images. The first One I did this week and it has a good mixture of colors and neutrals. The second I did years ago and it is all color. There are no neutrals in it at all.
The lesson here is that when every element has a color they cancel each other out and there is no color.
But if you use neutrals wisely it will let your color choices pop and create a variety of colors and values that will enhance a painting.
What I have learned so far?
Practice mixing neutrals. All those colors that have no name. They are your friends ...use them wisely.
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