Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

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NEW SHOW IN JANUARY

I will have five floral pieces in the Ozark Regional Arts Council show at the Arkansas State University at Mountain Home Art Gallery in January.  Here is the flyer for this show — notice the reception time.  My painting is featured on the bottom left — titled “Three Tulips.”

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Here is another of the paintings that will be in the show – titled “Chorus Line.”  This is in watercolor.

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A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

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COLOR THEORY: COMPOSITION IN TRIADS

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First of all, I’ve had computer problems this week, so I’m late in posting this.   I’m back on track however!

If you divide the color wheel equidistantly, you will have a triangle  and thusly, a triadic color scheme.  This becomes a highly contrasting scheme and could be difficult to pull off! You will need to mix two of the colors together to make semineutrals.  Your scheme will be either warm or cool dominant depending on the intense color used.  If done well, you will have an exciting color composition.

Use of the three primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) become a triadic color scheme, but some of the other colors are easier to work with.  This first example is using Ultramarine Blue, Indian Red, and Hooker’s Green.  These correspond to blue-violet, yellow-green, and red-orange on the color wheel.  I didn’t use a lot of neutrals in this. so there’s a lot of intensity.

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In this next example, I used Manganese Blue, Raw Sienna, and Violet.  These relate to blue-green, yellow-orange, and red-violet on the color wheel. I subdued the violet and raw sienna, so that the yellow-orange is dominant.  Which one do you like the best?  It’s a lot of fun trying out these color exercises, not to mention how much you learn from them.  If you’re interested in this, read Stephen Quiller’s book, Color Choices: Making Sense out of Color Theory.  That’s where I got my inspiration.

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DECEMBER EXHIBIT

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THIS IS MY HOME – an exhibit of my Arkansas landscapes in pastel and acrylic is currently showing at 1st Presbyterian Church at 4th and Maple in North Little Rock during December.  A reception is planned for Dec. 19 from 5-8 pm.  I hope you can come – would love to see you and talk about my artwork! I have over 20 paintings in the show, some early ones, and my latest works as well.