Saturday, January 7, 2012

Study with Complementary Colors

The challenge was to use only 3 complementary colors; violet, cad orange and sap green. Paint something in an hour. It is good to do these exercises. I love the green made from cad orange and sap green. It is more vegetable than some of the others I've mixed. Mixing the orange with violet allowed all of the browns in the elephant subject.

Cadmium orange is a color that I use only for small details or sparingly mix. It is so powerful that it takes over. I mix colors to get violets so using it out of the tube was new for me. All in all, a worthwhile study that opens up new colors.

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