What is Harley's Law for Color? Here it is taken from page 73 in his book:
- A painting should have a dominant color that is evident.
- Complimentary color may be introduced,occupying much smaller space at full intensity, or greater if greyed.
- Discord colors which add spice to the visual stew, may be added, sparingly,in approximate equal amounts.
The painting above was the demo for my weekly pastel class. I used the Analogous Color Wheel and Harley's Law for Color to help me plan the colors in the painting. The flowers in my reference were really that red-orange. They were in a meadow in Maine so if anyone knows what they are I'd love to know!