Monday, August 11, 2008

"No Personal Space" --- SOLD



Purple and green, a combination I used to marvel over and wonder why they weren't compliments. But they are, at least according to the Munsell Wheel. My understanding of how Mr. Munsell created his wheel was thus: he stared at a color for a little while then looked abruptly at white, and whatever color he saw he put down as that color's compliment. He created his entire wheel that way and came up with something similar to the traditional wheel, but not quite the same. I first read about it in a book by Harley Brown. His first book, "Eternal Truth's for Every Artist", I highly recommend. It is no longer in print but a student of mine got in touch with me today to say she'd found it in her local library. Apparently he put out another book recently. Has anyone read it?

5 comments:

Melissa Muirhead said...

Hi Carol, just wanted to say how much I admire your work and I've enjoyed reading your blog over the past few months.

I've got Harley Brown's new book (got mine from International Artist)and enjoying the gems of knowledge and experience. It is a book to pick up to get a quick burst of inspiration. I'd love his Eternal Truths book but haven't come across it at an affordable price second hand as of yet and the libraries here in NZ don't seem to have it.

Karen Hargett said...

Just in case your wondering the new book's title it is: Harley Brown's Inspiration For Every Artist - I just ordered it! I was lucky enough to get his other one at a reasonable price last year.

Great painting Carol.

milindmulick said...

"Confession of a starving artist" is yet another gem not been mantioned earlier.
The reflection on the brown mug is wonderful ,and that red underpainting seen trough as well.
Why dont someone state a rule.
still life should be drawn from top like Carol or sides(like Aaron Lifferth's) as much as possible so that the objects dont roll off the painting.

Susan Carlin said...

Carol, I lurk every day here on your blog, but just had to surface to say I love this one SO much. The hot-toned surface peeking through just zings me. Purple and green does the same for me as you, I think. Your kiwi and spoon painting is a swooner, m'dear. Sending hugs-

Mona said...

Very nice job of handling the reflections on the side of the cup and still keeping it integrated. Also enjoyed yesterday's post.