Series 6: Decoding Harmony
S6 L1 Harmonizing with Shadows
You can get a better view of Dianne’s finished painting based on the study done in this lesson by going to her website HERE.
In this lesson, S6L1 Harmonizing with Shadows, Dianne begins a new series, DECODING HARMONY. This Lesson One begins by showing a method for setting up a limited palette built on the double split color scheme to easily develop colors to keep a painting in tune. Keeping a painting in tune is what harmony is all about. .Using a subject mostly in shadow, Dianne intentionally throws the shadow areas out of tune, then shows how to make adjustments in order bring those areas into harmony, demonstrating how harmonizing with shadows is important for keeping a painting in tune. Although the lesson itself ends with the blockin, during the recap, you see the painting taken to a finish. To see some examples of how other artists harmonize with shadows, check out Lori Putnam’s View from the Hill and Start of the Day.