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I like it when positiveshapes/spaces are echoedin background or negativespace.Yes.
Pete,I suppose it's due to orange and pink being in the same color family. I assume that's what you mean anyway.When I reflect on my work, I notice instead that there's usually a different tendency: use of contrasting/complementary color instead of analogous color. But as noted, I think I'm coming around to using harmonious (related) colors more. Perhaps it's too soon to tell, though.
I am color illiteratebut I get what you mean.I am also color blind sored, brown and green lookthe same most of the time,though blue and purpleare distinct."cold", and "warm", colorsare distinct as well.So I guess orange and pinkare in the, "warm", family?I have a degree in paintingbut do not know anything about color theory.It's embarrassing.Like going to MIT for chemistryand not being able to tellsomeone what a molecule is.haha.I think I was referringto the shape itself...whichseemed to be echoed in thebackground.
Pete,Oh, I see it now! The shape/positive space of the orange does seem to appear in the negative space (just below the orange)...it's sort of a ghost image.So you are colorblind- very interesting for an artist. I believe Monet lost so much of his vision in his later years that he had a hard time with green and red. I've seen his late works from Giverny, and he used a lot of dark greens and reds, and the paintings were borderline abstractions of his beloved gardens...I wonder what the paintings would appear like, had he had the vision of his younger years.
I was really waiting to see the result after your last week's post. let me tell you that it looks great! I feel that there is a great sense of depth now. Congrats!
Love it! I also enjoy how the oranges and pinks echo off of each other.
Thank you, Pam.PlasticAnimal, I don't work with pink much; trying to change that. :)Debu, I appreciate that feedback! A sense of optical/visual depth is important to my encaustic work. It's one reason I started working in this wonderful medium.
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