In Hues of Autumn, a warm, analogous color scheme expresses the transition of the season, its movement away from the dominion of the sun. The angular shapes of the colorful, curling leaves echo the fabric pattern and provide a contrast to the curves of the jar, the seasonal pomegranates, and the oval arrangement of the draped satin.
The stability of still life makes it most suitable for skill development. The acquired skills translate seamlessly to more elusive landscape and portrait painting.
I look for the right balance of unity and variety in shape, size, and texture. The color has to support the intention of the composition and be pleasing to my eye.