Monday, July 29, 2019

Opposites Attract!

Do opposites attract each other?  The color wheel says they do.  Below are two prints made with 6" x 6" Pavilion Shadows stencil.  As a color wheel shows, orange and blue are complements (opposites).  Used one atop the other, they make visual combinations that excite the viewer's eye....

Below is a painting on stretched canvas created with my 9" x 12" mask Winter Berries.  The painting employs several colors, but the orange-yellow and blue color areas are the stars of the show, each contrasting vividly with the other.

Below is a stencil print that shows another combination of several colors -- pink, blue, yellow and a touch of orange -- yet, again, what the eye notices most is the contrast of blue against a field of yellow, a near-complement (notice the position of yellow on the color wheel; it's next to orange.)  

The above print was made with (bottom layer) the 9" x 12" stencil Prayer Flags and (top layer) the 9" x 12" stencil Garden Montage.

Garden Montage also went to work in creating the print below.  The background was an old calendar page with an image that was roughly 2/3 orange and 1/3 yellow.  Once the stencil was in place, I went over it with a sponge brayer loaded with light blue paint.  This print demonstrates once again that complements used together create a "pop" that entertains the viewer.

Thank you for coming to my blog today!  To scroll thru the pages of my StencilGirl stencils and masks, please start here.

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