Series 6: Decoding Harmony
S6 L4 Harmonizing with Analogous Colors
[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]In this lesson, S6L4 Harmonizing with Analogous Colors of DECODING HARMONY, Dianne shows how to select a palette of analogous colors that can be used to transpose the color scheme of the subject while harmonizing otherwise opposing colors. Using a hen in grass for reference, she takes you step by step into finding the analogous palette for the local colors, then using those colors to create harmony within the study. [/typography].
[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”] Using analgous colors as a way of transposing for creating harmony is one of the many methods available to the visual artist. These Decoding Harmony lessons are designed to introduce to you new options with the hope of opening up for you new doors of creative possibilities. Just as a guitarist can discover ways other than strumming to find music in the instrument, the painter can find infinite alternatives once the palette becomes a place of experimenting with new options. [/typography]
[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Although many of today’s forefront painters understand this principle, painter Margaret Kessler has one of the clearest handles on how to use it. One example is her painting “The Steel Harp”. You can also see examples of how Dianne has used this method in her paintings, “Soque at Pitts Park” and “Lady In Waiting” [/typography]