Complimentary color choices can really make a piece sing so it's important to make a decision about what you want to say with the painting in the early stages. This kind of alla prima painting does not work as well with a layered approach, where the artist builds color layer by layer over a period of time. In a wet on wet approach I like to keep the colors pure and use the brush and knife together to create the textures and harmony.
Back Door Blooms
18" x 14" oil on canvas