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Friday, October 7, 2016

"Simple Life" 12" X 24" fluid acrylic gallery wrapped

Simple Life by April M Rimpo
Simple Life
Fluid Acrylic, gallery wrapped and varnised
12" X 24"

Available through HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Simple Life is a tribute to the simplicity of life in Norway. This home stood on the edge of a fjord with no other sign of life for miles and no obvious entry or exit other than the water. I had to celebrate this way of life with a painting in happy hues. 

Complementary color schemes really make me smile and I hope they do the same for you. This painting include two complements: yellow-green/purple and teal blue/orange. Complementary colors are pigments that are opposite each other on a color wheel. I've used http://paletton.com/ to illustrate what I mean.


The first color scheme shows purple as the primary and a yellow green for the complementary color. Since the paletton.com site is intended to help website designers identify color schemes, the square on the right shows lighter and darker versions of the purple and green hues. You will hear me refer to these variations in darkness as the value of the hue.


The secondary color scheme is teal blue and orange; it is show at left. Although I used less of this second color scheme, it appears at the focal point to contrast the house with the background immediately behind it. The purple yellow-green scheme is more prevalent in the painting.


By using two complementary color schemes this painting really pops with color. Let me know what you think.

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