Color with A Great Range
As I work with Purple, I’m finding it has such a great range of colors and has the ability for me to complement or support other colors in combination with it. Since purple is made of blue and red, for this painting, it was easy to go from the notan to wash of purples and end up with some reds and make the oranges work.
Blocking in Color
Purple has been helping me block in color for many of the works I’ve been doing. While it won’t be the color I use all the time to rough in color, for now I’m exploring its range and flexibility before I move on to new harmonies.
What I learned and the design
- I’m not afraid to move things around in comparison to the original source
- Having gained knowledge of many different designs of composition, it made it easier to explore new options once the original design wasn’t working for me
- The Steelyard design just didn’t work once the large mass left was accidentally broken up. I learned I have to keep the weight of one mass in balance with the second mass over the pivot point