Split Complement Series continues
Working in a series simplifies a lot of things. It doesn’t make painting easier, but it does simplify. And continuing my Split Complement Series simplifies my color choice … a huge benefit. Blue, yellow , red. What could be simpler? Of course, it’s also simpler if you take the basic composition and play on it.
So, the original idea was a blue vase in the upper right corner, some red-orange flowers in a vase to the left and slightly below, and a blue-cerulean scarf hanging down below and to the left of the flowers. Not too complicated, but I certainly knew how to screw it up with my first attempt. (I won’t show you that.)
Amazing how many different versions there can be. In this one, you can also see a hint of the round white vase at the top that I made yellow to repeat the color somewhere besides the lower right. If this sounds complicated, it really isn’t.
Here I’ve simplified the shapes almost out of existence and made red the dominant color, with blue and red the complements.
Finally, the last one (for now):
Although I put some of the blue back in at the top right, red is still the dominant color. More to come …