Tuesday, June 19, 2007

"On the Corner" --- SOLD

So, I'm not sure if I've already talked about this, but there is one thing I learned within the last few years that really clicked for me, and I thought I'd share it. I was reading Harley Brown's Eternal Truth's for Every Artist, (which I recommend), and he has a whole section about needing a dominant color in every painting. I had never thought about this, but it made so much sense to me. It seems like it would really pull the whole thing together.

I think this painting is a clear example of this idea. I tend to enjoy using the compliement of that dominant color for the main element(s). In this case I am using the Munsell wheel version of compliments - turquoise as my dominant color, and red as the compliment.


Andrew Neagle said...

Hi Carol, I was wondering how do you photograph your work for the blog, do you have a special light set up ? basic digital camera?
Thanks for your help

Brendy Vaughn said...

I'm trying not to ask a question every time I come here, but I was wondering how you clean your brushes.

Also how do you get that beautiful turquoise color?

craigstephens said...

This is a really nice one. It is a wonderful color combination. Thanks for sharing that insight.

Carol Marine said...

Andrew, I photograph all my paintings outside. A lot ask me about this so I think I'll post about it in today's blog - check for it.

Brendy, I clean my brushes with turp while I'm painting, but then I use Murphey's oil soap at the end of the day. To keep my brushes flat I have been clamping them in cardboard (small folded peice with the flat end of the brush folded in the corner - clamped with a large office clip situated so it doesn't crimp the bristles). The turquise is probably several colors mixed together, but mainly Phthalo blue. I find I can't do without it.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This reminds me of my bamboo fabric.
Gotta have thalo blue for those greeny blues.