Saturday, November 13, 2010

Secondary Colors

The whole purpose of this painting was to depict the scene in the secondary triad: orange, green and purple.

I worked from the middle of the scene outward, surrounding the lights with soft-edged darks, gradating from darks to midtones, all the while keeping the color scheme in mind.

Keeping it simple sometimes means limiting your palette.  Try a secondary triad to keep repetitions and harmonies to a maximum. 

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