One of the two main benefits that I’m getting from my art class is a better understanding and use of colour. This has come mainly from using a limited palette. My preferred method at the moment is to choose 3 analagous colours and one contrasting or complementary colour. It gives the paintings a guaranteed colour harmony. In this picture I used Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Violet, Phthalo Blue and Viridian. I also got to include a crab shell from one of my travels to the Maritimes.