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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Contrast in Color Intensity in Art; My New Painting



This is my new painting, Rose Petals. I enjoyed the lyrical movement created by the petals. I also liked the overhead lighting. This lighting created cast shadows on the petals. Since rose petals are translucent, in reality, the cast shadows had more red. I always enjoy walking by a transparent green streetcar shelter. Because the shelter is transparent, the cast shadow on the sidewalk is green. With overhead lighting, the top of the petals were light. I made the left and central petal tops yellow to contrast with the muted violet hues. I achieved partial luminosity despite the stark value contrasts. Value is more important to perceive than intensity. The value contrast reduced the luminous effect.

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