I really like red but not just any red. Vibrant red. I think I must feel red emotionally. In the fall I remember candy red apples we used to almost lose a filling eating. Ever see those anymore? I love the color of red candy apples. And red cars. Yum on both.
Red, while deeply attractive, can be overkill. The red sports car you buy during a midlife crisis or the red room you hate in the middle of painting it. If you know about paint you will know that overkill… Kilz.
I have found that in painting, red brilliantly pairs with all kinds of color. I try to think of any color red looks bad with. And it sings next to blue. Cue the flag.
All that about red and I prepped a canvas with shades of dark blue. I’m not sure yet what it’s going to be. Maybe a red rose or a red camaro at night.
Here is my blued canvas next to my “Antiques” painting for color.