The Color Project

I’m excited to announce that I have an article in the current (April, 2014) issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine! In the article, I documented my Color Project, the project I’ve been working on for a few years now. I created the project with the goal of taking my passion for color to the next level and working more effectively with color in my paintings. I started the project with three intentions: to enrich and enlarge my color vocabulary, to develop a deeper sensitivity to color, and to find fresh new color combinations and color palettes for my paintings.  I also talk about the research I did on various color wheel theories and systems, the four properties of color, and I painted one subject in six different color schemes. I hope you’ll pick up a copy – I think you’ll like it!   

Happy Painting!

23 thoughts on “The Color Project

  1. Hal Wright

    Hi Donna–I’ve read the article and it is excellent! Thanks for sharing your research on color. I’ve tried painting the same scene using different color schemes and have had mixed results. Your article offers some new ideas on where to go and will surely help. Thanks again.

  2. Maria Ramsdale

    I continue to follow your work with great enthusiasm after attending one of your workshop (Salt Lake City 2012)). I so appreciate your generosity in sharing your passion for and knowledge of art in general and after tremendous amounts of research on specific areas. Your colors dazzle the eye!

  3. Margaret Godfrey

    I read your article as soon as my magazine arrived. I enjoy hearing that other artists concentrate on one part of art making for a long time. It makes me realized that exploring the various aspects of art is truly a lifelong pursuit. I shouldn’t get so impatient!

    1. Donna Post author

      Margaret – thanks for stopping by and commenting! Yes – that’s exactly what I love about painting! The more I learn the more I see that there is to learn. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  4. Barb Bausch

    I love that piece above! And the colors are so dynamic. You certainly found a “deeper sensitivity to color”, Donna! Will I see you in Rockland, Maine this summer?

    1. Donna Post author

      Hey Barb – great to hear from you. Hope things are well with you. Thanks for you comments! No, I won’t be coming to Maine this summer, but I’ll be in Dallas in 2015 at the Artist’s Showplace. Do you still live in Dallas?

  5. Barb Bausch

    No, Donna! We sold the Dallas home. Where exactly are you going to be in 2015 in Dallas? I need to contact Dallas art friends!

    1. Donna Post author

      Hi Barb – I’ll be teaching at Artist’s Showplace Gallery in Dallas 9/28 to 1/10 2015. It would be great to see you again!

  6. Lisa Hughes

    How exciting for you! I can’t wait to purchase the magazine and read your article. It sounds wonderful and very informative!

  7. Barb Bausch

    Donna, my girlfriend, Teta, used to be a partner in that place. We always went to a Friday night cocktail party where people got to see works of the 10 who managed that gallery. She has a wonderful studio in another place now. I’ll put it on the calendar as that may a good time to head south next year.

  8. April Rimpo

    I enjoyed the article. I love color but am more intuitive about it, as hou suggested. you inspire me to branch out more. I see some studies coming my way. Thanks gor the inspiration.

    1. Donna Post author

      Hi April,
      I think color is necessarily an intuitive thing. But I’ve found that the more I learn, the more intuitive I get!

  9. Sandy Troudt

    LOVE your work and have been following you since I first found you in the watercolor magazine a few years ago. I promptly purchased your video, will pick up the next issue of watercolor magazine and sincerely hope to connect with you in a workshop one of these days!

    Thanks for the inspiration!


  10. Tara Friesen

    Loved the article Donna. I took your workshop in Calgary last September but then life got in the way and I didn’t paint much until recently. So I ordered your DVD as a refresher! Love your style, and your ideas and approach are changing the way I’m painting – for the better! Thanks for inspiring.


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