Wednesday, January 23, 2008
This is my latest completed painting. It's a self portrait done from looking at a mirror. There is a lot going on in this painting but what is important to me now is the colors. I used blue green and red orange combinations for the face. I kept to the orange side of the spectrum but at times I did venture over to blue green. The background is red and green, the shirt is blue and orange. In each field of color I used the complement to dull the darks and shadows. The dark shadows on the shirt are actually created by adding orange to the blue. Overall I am happy with this painting. I like the intensity that is created by stroke and color contrast.