I tell my students: it's not what the rose looks like, it's what it smells like.
This gets them considering their subject in a multidimensional way, which, hopefully will translate on to canvas.
Warms and Cools juxtaposed will give greater vibration than complimentary colors adjacent to each other.
I am still trying to evoke an emotional response from my viewers. If I can do that, I know what I have expressed has been clearly communicated.
11x14 oil/board 2010
Collection of the Artist