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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Analogous Landscape

This is my daily contribution to my blog, but it is also a painting  for the Watercolor Workshop January project.  The members are to paint their version of a painting submitted by Kathy Nesseth using 3 analogous colors.  I selected yellow orange, orange and red orange for my three colors.  Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other of the color wheel.  This painting is 8" x 6" and is painted on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.
  Below is the painting which we were to use as our source material.

8 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Barb, I like your warm, analogous watercolor! I like how you've designed your shapes; superb!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Peggy! I like to work with shapes - I guess to the point of getting too tight! I have always been entranced with shapes.

RH Carpenter said...

What a completely different look you've achieved with your analogous colors - very interesting and appealing color combo.

Christiane Kingsley said...

This has an almost oriental feel, don't you think. I love how you have modified the path of the water - small change, but great impact! Well done!

Tim Robinson said...

Wonderful! I love this.

Barb Sailor said...

Rhonda...Isn't it amazing what a difference the color scheme can make? The only problem was getting the values dark enough.

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane...my friend Michelle told me that she thought this had an oriental feel - it wasn't intentional, but I like the idea. Thank you for your comments.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks very much, Tim!