Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Huesday-Tuesday / Red & Green

"Bird & Giant Berries"
© rebecca collins / artpaw.com

Complimentary colors are those opposite each other on the color wheel. Red & Green are my absolute favorite complementary colors. They just make each other pop. Often people are afraid to combine these colors because they think that they look like Christmas. While it is true that a pure Kelly green and a cherry red may look a little bit like a Christmas tree, the reality is there are tons of dirty shades of green and deep blood reds that can combine to create pure magic.  Today I will post a few of my digital paintings that take advantage of the power of Red & Green.

"Dezi the Bulldog"
© rebecca collins / artpaw.com
I love the colors above in the background, the green is so sour and yellow it is almost a gold.

"Big Tommy & Ball"
© rebecca collins / artpaw.com

This is one of my favorite works I did of our Big Tommy. The lime green ball at the top right makes this piece pop. It gives it an action and a story.

"Beetle sketch"
© rebecca collins / artpaw.com

The Beetle sketch above almost vibrates due to two different complimentary color duos,  red & green are bouncing off of each other and also the purple antennas are playing off of the yellow background.

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