Using complimentary colours when mixing paint for your art can add sophistication to your work, and bring it together. It can add flow and richness to your work.
I had been looking at this painting for a year before I figured out what was bugging me about it. I found the solution in the use of colour in a few other artists work. They were using complimentary colours when mixing their paint. Further, there is a neat little trick we can use to bring our work greater cohesion.
Using ALL of the colours listed below, meaning all of the colours used in this painting when mixing, from the browns to the blue in the sky, you can bring it home and add sophistication.
THAT, and focusing the main elements on Complimentary Colours, made this work stronger. In this case, blue is a complimentary colour to brown. I just had the wrong shade of blue with these browns.
Once I remixed my blue using more of the reds and a touch of raw sienna, it worked. Finally, I am happy with this work.
Acrylic paint colours used:
Raw Sienna, Cerulean Blue Hue, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Primary Red, White Gesso (Any white should do)
Modelling Clay was used to build up and sculpt the 3D elements.
Painting is of the Wood Wide Web.
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