Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Secondary Triad

Fall Creek    8x10    oil
This is a resurrected study from last October.  Changing colors in the foliage, and everything was very dry.  I'm attracted to subjects that let me play with the secondary triad, yellow green, rusty oranges, and blue violets.  Like any scheme, if you put all of the colors in at high intensity it comes off garish.  But, when you emphasize one of the three, and subdue the other two, they just have something that resonates with my personal taste.

I'm enjoying going through the studies I've done from a few months back to see what I can learn from them and hopefully improve the painting as a preparation for larger canvases.

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