by Janet Glatz
Though I am an artist known and recognized by my color work, among other things, I have learned that some collectors appreciate a subtler approach.
The painting above certainly was not the best one I've ever done, but it was rather unique in that it was a monochromatic treatment of a cold day in early Spring. Surprisingly to me, it sold immediately at a show near Cape Cod.
Here's another more or less monochromatic painting of the Strait of Hormuz. This appealed to my step-son (who graduated from Maine Maritime Academy) so much that I made him a gift of it.
This one, entitled "Antiquity", is quite understated to go along with its aged subject matter. Again, it was very popular; I sold the original and some prints of this right away.
The message here is: It is perfectly possible to stay within the parameters of your personal style while varying your color palette to include more subtle, soothing hues. Don't be afraid to go outside of the box at times. You'll be surprised where it can take you.