Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Daily Artist, to be published by Two Sylvias Press, Two Sylvias Press will be available some time this fall. A comprehensive artist's companion with daily exercises to practice and improve your skill as a visual artist. Here is an example of a page 46:

Analogous Colors

Analogous Colors are colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel. In the above painting you can see I painted the lilies in shades of yellow-orange, yellow, yellow-green, and green. You can work with up to five colors and still keep the painting analogous.

Try This: Select three to five colors from a color wheel and use only these colors to render a painting. You can use white and/or a complement for high and low lights. Paint whatever you like, or copy the lily in the picture above. Try the same painting in a different set of analogous colors. What have you learned from this exercise?

Stay tuned, More to come....

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