A Color Pyramid

My search for a temperature-sensitive color scheme led me to my current approach to color theory—a pyramid approach. Start with a dominant base of two complimentary colors: blue and orange, for example. Instead of seeing these as separate colors, consider the whole passage a single color, or a bandwidth. Use some of the original complimentary color theme when mixing the secondaries, like mixing a violet with the original blue. Then everything in the painting is related, and can’t easily clash.

Mary Jean Dzurisin is an artist living in Streator, Illinois.

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