Thursday, March 27, 2014

PRE-SELECTED COLOR HARMONIES


This isn't plein air.  Just plain fun.  I'm getting ready for a one man show at the Art Center of Corpus Christi, that opens June 5th.  This is one of the paintings for the show.

I invent the composition for this type of painting from a number of my photographs for detail.  The color is developed from a pre-selected harmony where I choose only several tubes of paint, one of which is the dominant color, one is its complement, and one or two more are used as discord notes that spice things up.  Here, I used Cadmium Yellow Medium as the dominant, Ultramarine Blue as the complement, with Cerulean and Magenta as the discords.  The game is that every color in the painting must be achieved from these four, plus black and white.  Great exercise for learning color, and loads of fun.


EVENING SYMPHONY
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
16X20 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings

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