|'Autumn Welcome' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
available for purchase $500
We are working with color schemes on my pastel classes this week. We are discovering ways that color schemes help our paintings. I will share more in an upcoming post but I wanted to first ask you some questions to get you thinking.
How do you usually choose the pastels (colors) you will use for your subject? Do you use color schemes to guide your choices? If so do you choose a subject to fit the color scheme or choose a color scheme to fit your subject?
|Visual aids for this week's class|
I typically do not use a planned color scheme. I look at my subject and choose colors to represent each element in the subject. For example....I choose grass colors and sky colors and water colors and so on. I try to go beyond local color choosing a variety of same value colors to layer with my local colors.
I am taking my chances that the colors I choose will be harmonious and will look right together. Taking time to practice with color schemes gives me the knowledge I need to make more intuitive color selections. I only work with color schemes occasionally as an exercise but I always come away from it with a better understanding of color. More to come on color schemes!
Today's painting is the demo from my Tuesday morning class. I chose a Split Complementary color scheme of Red-Orange, Blue and Green. It is 18x24 on Uart paper with no underpainting.
|Studio Dog....Heidi Rose|