Series 6: Decoding Harmony
S6 L3 Orchestrating Intensity
In this lesson, S6L3 Orchestrating Intensity DECODING HARMONY, Dianne shows how to select a palette of split complementary colors and then how to use that selection to orchestrate the various intensities of hue found in the subject. Using a cluster of apples for reference, she takes you step by step into observing the role intensity plays and interpreting intensity accordingly. .Even though controlling intensity is important in all genres of painting, it is especially useful in still life and floral works because it allows the artist to express bright colors without making a painting garish or out of tune. These Decoding Harmony lessons bring home how keeping a painting in tune is as important for the painter as keeping an instrument in tune is for the musician. Many of today’s forefront painters understand and use this principle adroitly. Observe how artist Lori Putnam uses it in THIS painting of roses, and how Richard Schmid orchestrates it in Peonies.