Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"Cactus Fruit 2" --- SOLD

I really like the colors of this one. I remember being a kid with my markers - putting them in groups that I thought went particularly well together. I kept coming back to pink, puple and turquoise. It's a strange combination in my book because it doesn't follow any color theory that I know of. Is there one I don't know that fits???


Kris Shanks said...

Isn't that close to a split complement?


A subject I enjoy very much! If you're relating hues by the Munsell wheel, "violet" (he calls it red-purple) is the complement of green (which on his wheel is very cool ). Moving the green to a somewhat cooler hue identity, toward "tourquoise", is the near (split) complement (as Kris said). The addition of "pink", as you've used it here in your beautiful painting, is just the tint version of the "violet" you've selected. The same, simple arrangement of hue relationships produces harmony anywhere you position it on the color wheel, Munsell's or any other for that matter (which can be varied by your selection of value and intensity within the selected hues). You have a wonderful innate color sense, Carol. This one is beautifully striking, as always.

Ambera said...

Hi Carol,
I LOVE your paintings!! Your colour schemes are just wonderful. I'd love to add this to my list of links on my blog: you can check it out at www.amberas.blogspot.com
Keep up the good work!

Pablo VillicaƱa Lara said...

These are really cool! In Mexico, we call the cactus fruit "tuna"