Sunday, September 4, 2011

Relief By Contrast

A painting should display a dominance of color temperature, either warm or cool.  A warm painting needs a little relief, so placing a few cools near any spot in the painting that you'd like to emphasize, relieves the eye.
Contrast is always an attention grabber.  But keep the relief smaller than the dominant color.

Also notice the trail of S-curved white that will direct the path that the eye will travel.

Good to be back in Maine!  Between hurricanes and a quick trip home to the sweltering midwest, I haven't gotten much painting done lately.  I hope that will now be corrected!

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