Thursday, 18 May 2017

Warm and Cool tones in paintings

The balance of a painting....

This is part of a blog post I added a couple of years ago to my main blog (www.studiohyde.blogspot.co.uk), but I thought it would be helpful here too.

Warm and Cool tones in paintings. 


My example is this sketch of Barnstaple bridge.

Pen + watercolour 
plus I added a small amount of detail with
my Sailor Calligraphy pen



Note:   The majority of this painting is in cool tones:

So to balance that out I added the warm red stripe on the boat.

Equally, if a painting is mainly warm tones,
then offset it with some COOL colours

It all helps the BALANCE of a painting.


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