Sunday, September 12, 2010

"A SLICE OF VITAMIN C"

8x8, oil on 3/8 gesso panel, $100.00
Blue and orange are compliments, another set I am exploring in this painting.   Orange and blue can be bold and harsh in advertising, but they really grab you.  It is difficult to dismiss any graphic done with these two colors.  You don't have to like them for them to grab you.  In oil there is a lot more going on with color  mixing and moving around the color wheel to venture into neighboring colors to turn the form and sculpt the painting.  In the process there is a cast of supporting players that push and pull the subject from a graphic statement of bold eye catching color to something with more depth and more to see.



5 comments:

Julie Hill said...

love the blues here Dori. And the compliments work so well...the way you captured the reflections, what fun!

Pam Holnback said...

Great composition and reflections.

dls said...

Wow – your use of color is awesome. Love your style!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Drop dead gorgeous reflected light, Dori

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful composition, Dori!