Friday, February 27, 2009

Painting "White" Demonstration 2

I have finished the light values on the flowers and the background in this first step. I am starting to develop the mid-tone values of the 2 center flowers using a pink-violet mix. I will try to keep the more neutral violet for the "behind" flowers and warmer violet and details for the forward flowers. For this painting, I have chosen a tetradic spring color scheme. A tetradic color scheme uses 2 pairs of compliments (double compliments); here green with magenta and yellow with violet. The challenge is to keep the painting balanced choosing one color to be the dominant color and subduing the others. At this stage, the yellow-green seems to be the dominant, unifying color.

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