Color Harmony

Had some challenges getting the color balance right on this work. In fact, I struggled with it for weeks, which is rare, because I usually figure my colors out to the "n-th" degree before I commit an idea to paint. Peach Palms Up | 48 x 48 in | oil on panel So why did the color change on this one? I just didn't like my plan once I began committing it to paint. It was too yellow. I didn't realize until I began putting on final paint touches and saw it as too much yellow in the skin tones. And why? Because this composition was derived from an extensive photo shoot I did months ago in New Orleans in a pool with murky water. It yeilded an amazing, etherial effect, which I loved, where the

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