Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Power of Neutrals

I'm still playing with the complementary colors red and green.  In this painting of a boatyard in East Boothbay, red and green are mixed to a neutral gray in most instances, the result being a painting largely dependent on strong values.  The two pops of pure color occur in the figures.   They stand out mainly because of the neutral grays.

Next I will switch to another complementary combination, either yellow and violet or blue and orange.  Experimenting with color will help you get over any painter's block you may be experiencing.

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