A few weeks ago I taught the first in a series of Abstract Painting Workshops at Highlands Art Garage in Wilmington, DE. The next ones are Feb. 7th and March 6th, 1-4 pm if you’re interested. Here’s a blog post about the workshop and the student’s work. The focus of the workshop was color. It’s a fun place to start. Black and white can be very powerful but it’s color that moves me. I had the students choose one color and mix tints and tones of that color and it’s compliment to work with.
Complimentary colors are colors across the color wheel from each other. Orange and blue, red and green, yellow and purple are complimentary colors. Here are some complimentary color combinations in my work and other artist’s work.
My student’s work in Yellow/Purple and Blue/Orange
Linda Celestian, Awash, 48 x 46 inches, oil on canvas
Linda Celestian, Perfect Storm, 36 x 60 inches, oil on canvas
Paul BennettCarol Nelson
Linda Celestian, Fleeting, 36 x 60 inches, oil on canvas