BALANCING COLOR – Color Proportions – Download
Using a money plant as her resource, Dianne explores how placement of color in a proportion of an 80/20 ratio can give color balance to a painting. She gleans a single hue from the subject then distributes it by repeating the hue, but varying its intensity and value.
Series 27: BALANCING COLOR
Color Proportions- S27L1
This lesson is S27L1, Color Proportions of the BALANCING COLOR series. Using a money plant as her resource, Dianne explores how placement of color in a proportion of an 80/20 ratio can give color balance to a painting. She gleans a single hue from the subject then distributes it by repeating the hue, but varying its intensity and value.
We balance color by how we distribute it throughout the canvas, whether by proportions, by repetition or a combination of the two. Four major kinds of color balance are symmetrical, asymetrical, radial and mosaic. This series explores four traditional uses of asymetical color balance.
Rather than becoming refined paintings, all these lessons are studies, each showing a different concept for dealing with balancing color. Lessons Two is built on the study done in Lesson One. Lessons Three and Four are independent studies. If mastered, these four concepts can help any artist eliminate imbalanced color from their paintings.
With every brushstroke we make, we are composing. Just as with any creation, we begin with a structure, then as the art work begins we place shapes and colors according the concept with which we are working. But the time comes when we move to a different level of thinking and decision-making–that moment when our intention becomes to bring clarity and resolution to the work.
Among Dianne’s passions about painting and teaching painting is how composing principles can expand creative freedom if the artist transcends the “rule” idea and instead, transforms the principle into a tool that opens creative doors.
Read Dianne’s Compose blog posts HERE. Visit Dianne’s website and example her work HERE. And visit her YouTube Channel with dozens of Quick Tips HERE.
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