“Goin’ for a Swim,” 4” x 8”, yellow Labrador retriever portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $60. Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org .
This seemed like an appropriate image for another beautiful summer day. The oranges and blues are nice compliments to each other, and even though their values are very low (meaning they have lots of white in them), they still sing. There’s something about placing compliments side-by-side that elevates a painting to the next level.
I’ve known about color compliments forever, but I am finally starting to understand how I can best use them in my work. For so long I was trying to trap the most color possible into a canvas, and now I’m able to appreciate the weeding of color, and have gained a solid understanding of neutrals and grays in conjunction with well-placed and saturated color.
Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family,
Kimberly Kelly Santini
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