Saturday, June 26, 2021

Summer Colors

 It happens - subcontiously - as the weather gets warmer, the colors in my paintings change, too. Even the grey tones are different from winter to summer.

summer and winter shadows

 In this little example I have mixed cadmium red and ultramarine blue to make a wintery shadow. For a summery atmosphere, we have chrome orange and cobalt blue. There are, of course, many different combinations of complementary colors used to make various neutral tones, but these greys (that are not simply watered down blacks) do lend their particular atmosphere to a painting. 

Lost in Thoughts of Summer

I can almost see Puck peeking out from behind the tree.
Listen here to Mendelssohn, Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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