|'Rolling In' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|A page from my favorite book on color:|
"Exploring Color Workshop 3oth anniversary edition" by Nita Leland
Exploring other color schemes and color combinations makes us more aware of the possibilities of color. It allows us to see other ways of choosing harmonious color that is interesting and exciting. The more we experiment and explore, the more information we have to make intuitive colors choices that work.
For today's painting instead of just randomly selecting pastels I decided I would use a triad of red, blue and yellow. I chose my pastels based on what Nita Leland refers to as the Modern Low Intensity Palette. This is a R,B,Y triad that is based upon using modern pigments of Quinacridone Gold, Perylene maroon and Indathone Blue. For my painting, I selected pastels that closely matched these colors. I did add in a few greens so it isn't technically strictly RBY. The result was a palette of colors that I wouldn't normally select but one that perfectly captures the mood I wanted to convey.
|My pastel selections using the Modern Low Intensity Palette|
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