Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Recently, after going through my 342 plus small paintings, I have determined a few things. (Things I have been taught for many years, but now truly understand.)
First, the age old idea of having a dominant color in your painting really matters. It brings unity. Second, you need a small center of interest and 2 minor supporting cast members. It makes the trail that tells your eye where to go. Third, simultaneous contrast- the surrounding colors determine what color you need.( i.e. nothing in isolation) Fourth, the Munsell color system is the one upon which I rely. And last, doing a full critique/ overview is a very good thing. :-)

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