Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Color Theory - Split Compliments

English Bridge
11 x 15 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
When I first started taking classes from Helen Iaea, she had me create a small color wheel. To go with the wheel, she gave me many other small circles with areas to cut out. They were each labeled with a different color scheme. I got them out the other day, and decided I would try do do some paintings in the different color schemes. Today's painting is a split compliment scheme using mostly red, yellow, and green. I did throw in the blue for the stream because I liked the way it looked.
I found the reference for this photo at Wetcanvas! in the image gallery. It was posted by impshlady. I normally paint from my own photos, or en pleine air, but I have been feeling a need to paint non-island scenes lately. I am grateful to the artists at WC who have generously shared their photos for the rest of us.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bridges from side to side and back to front inviting new exepereinces and taking along with our imaginations to other places. I think your painting captures some of all those things. In the words of those cosmic travelers Bill and Ted, most excellent!

PAFord Pastelist said...

What a beautiful painting! Such gorgeous colors!

Thank you very much for the sweet comment on my work Miki!

Paula