Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday's Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting

Analogous Colors

Using analogous colors in a painting will help tie it together.

Analogous colors are those that are next to each other on the color wheel.

Creating a simple background of analogous colors for a still life, a portrait, a floral painting is a great way to create a background with interest and texture without having to establish a lot of detail.

Choose a complimentary color to that of the main subject and use its analogous colors to create a mottled background. This will make the subject matter pop. For example, red watermelon slices the complementary color is green. Create a background of green with its analogous colors yellow and blue.

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