4 Colour considerations
When it comes to colour, I prefer to work with only a few tones – usually three. Reducing the colour spectrum in a painting helps to convey information concisely. The viewer is able to read the composition more quickly, even at a distance. Imagine the canvas as a party, and the colours are people busy chatting to one another. The more people talk, the more difficult it is to understand what’s being said, or to carry a conversation. Reducing the number of colours will make your artwork less busy, and if you close up the range it should make for a more coherent image.