The painting you see as the background of my blog is a fun, paisley design I created one day when I was playing with analagous colors. I think of these as “next door neighbors” on the color wheel. Neighboring colors almost always look good together because they have a common base color, in this case, it’s blue. (I threw in the little “pop” of chartreuse for contrast.)
It took me a long time to discover the power of simply painting with analagous colors. I LOVE colors, but I’ve ruined a lot of paintings over the years by trying to use too many of them at once. Too many colors can actually lead to chaos on my paper.
I’ve also ruined a lot of projects (and wasted a lot of time) in life by getting too many plates spinning at once. Too many projects lead to diluted energy and wasted time.
Next time you paint, consider limiting your palette to just a few analagous colors. It can make a big difference in the beauty and cohesiveness of your painting.
Next time you have a project to do, consider limiting your role, time, or resources to just a few essential ones. It can make a big difference in the strength of your work.
A wise person is intentionally selective with all things- including resources (even if that’s color selection), materials, and time…
Proverbs 21:20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
My prayer today: LORD, please help me to be wise in my choices today. I can get my energy so diluted with the “too much” of everything. Most of all, may I choose to cling to You in all things. Amen.