Saturday, December 31, 2011

Complementary Colors

Much of this painting is blue-green.  Therefore, it made sense to use a pinkish (red) color for the trunk colors and the mud beach.  The color choice for the boat was made to complement the surrounding reddish hue.   Complementary colors contrast and attract attention.  Careful placement of them around the focal point is a good idea.  Make sure one dominates, and then use the complement to emphasize the primary subject.

Happy New Year,  everyone!

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