Color Dominance

 

 

 

 

Monet’s painting of a sunrise is dominated by a cool green/grey. This cool color occupies around three quarters of the painting and is relieved, in the upper sky, by a pale warm orange, intensifying as it approaches the rising sun. The sun is the direct complementary color to the surrounding sky, creating a shimmering intensity. By allowing the green/grey to dominate, the red/orange of the sun is injected with maximum intensity.

Claude Monet (1840-1926) “Impression Sunrise” (1872)

John Lovett

 

John Lovett is an Australian artist working in oils, watercolor and mixed media. Since commencing his career John has held over thirty five solo exhibitions and taken part in many joint ones. John’s work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and USA. John’s passion for his work and his open easy approach to teaching make his books, DVD’s and workshops thoroughly enjoyable, extremely informative and always very popular. His articles are regularly featured in “International Artist” magazine.      

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