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Friday, December 01, 2006

Studio Friday color combinations

I've discovered I often work in complimentary color combos---using colors opposite one another on the color wheel---usually in bits or pieces to add spark to a painting. Below are some sections I've removed from past paintings to illustrate this:







When faced with choosing a color for a background I often think of what color the foreground or subject is & choose the cool complimentary as part of the background to help make the subject move forward if that's the effect I'm striving for. A bit more complicated when your foreground or focal point is a cool color---but that's where you can then play with a warmer cool and cold cool!

12 comments:

Ronda P. said...

Those are all simply stunning! I love that pumpkin! Wow! I am very impressed!

Stephanie said...

Just beautiful, the pumpkin and are they blueberries? just magical!

Bejeweled said...

Great paintings! Love the pumpkin and the sunflower ones!

I need orange said...

I love each of these. I think the pumpkin and plums is my favorite.

Kate I said...

beautiful pastels..each one is lovely but I love the blue and rust flowers for colour combination!

Sydney said...

They are all very nice. My favorite is the red and orange flowers on the blue background.

wynlen said...

Lot's of beautiful colors!

Anette
www.wynlen.no

Karla said...

ajust gorgeous..........so beautiful. How much do you charge for a painting of one of my kids. I said one cuz I didn't want to freak you out with three!!! If I sent you a picture could you do it sometime? -Karla

n.b. said...

I like how you showed us sections to illustrate what you are describing. You do such lovely work!

Jeanne said...

Oooh, I especially love the colors in the second painting.

Michelle said...

My goodness you are a talented artist. I LOVE your choices of color combos that you're sharing. Such a good eye!!! :-)

Jennifer said...

Truthfully I can say that I am scared of complementary color schemes. I love them, they are beautiful and give a certain pop to your art but for the life of me it takes me forever to get it right. Using just enough or too much...so anyway I envy you your abilities. One day I'll get better at it. I promise. :)