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NEW Original Painting Girl With A Violet Hat, by Ben Gertsberg

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NEW Original Painting Girl With A Violet Hat, by Ben Gertsberg

Enjoy Ben's latest artwork - Girl With A Violet Hat, original charcoal and acrylic painting on wood panel, 10.5" x 16.5"!

When Ben was working on this enigmatic female portrait, in expressionist style, deciding which color palette he was going to use, he had no idea that Violet, or, rather, Ultra Violet would later be announced as Pantone Color of the Year 2018. We both enjoy this color, so it was a nice surprise to learn that purple was now also "in fashion" and that Ben's lovely painting happened to feature it.

Based on our experience talking to people who purchased our artwork in the past, we know that color preferences vary wildly and different people enjoy different colors or prefer different shades of the same color. We have also seen many artists who like working with certain colors only, to the exclusion of other colors, and it's Ok.

However, if you happen to visit our website, you will see that our portfolio does not discriminate against any colors, and we are more than happy to give any color the royal treatment it deserves in a particular art piece, while using other colors as a "support team". And that is exactly what Ben has done in his new painting. The complimentary palette Ben has chosen includes teal green, turquoise blue, ochre yellow, shades of gray, and a touch of black prompted by charcoal use.

And, of course, it does not hurt that the color purple has been associated with real royalty - we have recently learned that, at some point in history, it was forbidden to anyone except close members of the royal family to wear purple. There was even an explanation given why, but it is an entirely different subject.

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Girl With A Violet Hat, by Ben Gertsberg, Original Painting