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.


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!