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.