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Color Harmony

Postby b123 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:32 pm



On account of its high altitude, the light in Xinjiang in China is even more intense than that of California or Tuscany where I have a studio. It was around midday and very hot when I was painting in this small Kasakh village, so I hid behind a large wall to get out of the heat. The village is as yet undeveloped and still has many original mud and straw buildings which give it a warm and welcoming feeling.

If you are interested in the color harmony I used, see this painting technique explanation.

https://www.virtualartacademy.com/oil-painting-techniques-secondary-color-harmony
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Re: Color Harmony

Postby Pooch » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:30 pm

This is beautiful. I'm finding that a limited pallet is useful and even preferred, really, for harmonizing color. I'm presently using Cadmium red, Cadmium yellow medium, and Ultramarine blue. Naturally, Titanium White, also. Oh, Burnt Umber. I like that for some of my dark areas. I mix my greens and everything else using those colors. I will occasionally use Phthalo Blue, also, when I need a lot of different shades of green.
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