Color Schemes


For this piece, the monochromatic, I went back to black and white on wood. It was quite a bit different brushing on wood as opposed to paper, held up much better. As is usual of most of my pieces, I don’t even begin with a plan, I begin painting and see where it goes from there.

For the portrait piece I began a bit small, not very familiar or fond of using colors directly opposite of each other. This one turned out alright through, but I could’ve pushed the values a bit further for the shades. I kept to lighter shades of red and darker shades of green, which turned into brown at some points.

For the Triadic piece I again began with a blob of paint on the paper. I’ve become very fond of letting the paint trail and fade from the brush at the ends, giving a sense of movement. I’ll have to keep working on my technique to actually grasp the movement, it’s very rudimentary here, but fits the purpose for the style I seem to be developing. I can’t paint a straight line worth a darn, so I go with however my wrist wants to paint. This time I got smart and put the lighter colors on first, I fought alot with the darker colors in some of the other pieces, I keep thinking of dry media as I begin the pieces… :/


For the Split complementary I ended up exploring more of the dry fade of the brush against solid colors. reminds me of watercolor, and it seemed appropriate with the green and blue. The orange was hard to place, and this was one of those pieces that I didn’t put the brighter color on until I realized where to put it…

The wrinkles on the paper drive me mad. They catch light everywhere. Time for an upgrade.


Oh I’m at no skill with color at all! but this was fun nevertheless.

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