A little colour is a dangerous thing!

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia     Calton Hill Edinburgh - from monochrome to colour

I just couldn’t help it. I was itching to add colour.

Apart from their intimate family cluster over a map, what first caught my eye about this group was the oranges of their attire (and hair).

Now I see the before and after versions, it is clear that the colour adds interest and life. At the same time though, it seems to have softened the edges and taken some of the punch out of the painting.

So, a little colour can be a dangerous thing!


8 thoughts on “A little colour is a dangerous thing!

  1. Hi P, I like both versions. However, maybe because I’ve been shooting a lot of black and white photography lately I am leaning more toward the one with an absence of colour. Great to see both versions and to someone who doesn’t paint it appears you have a magic palette! I have no idea how you have achieved the colour version while keeping the detail of the original. Keep on with the magic, best wishes, Mr Cafe 🙂

    1. Ah, thanks Mr Cafe! It was all about very thin paint this time. Embarrassingly like colouring in. The hard work was the monochrome. I might have been missing the point until now. Oh dear but oh well. Learning. Lovely to hear from you PC!

  2. color or B&W, the figures are totally real. I love the sense you get of them having a serious conversation, comparing ideas about what they have observed.

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