Thursday, October 26, 2006

October 26 - Maui View

I was painting on location this morning on the deck of the cruise ship, and did this 5 x 7 of the azure waters off of Maui. It is an acrylic, since I didn't bring my oils, and it was fun to pick the colors to make this truly a tropical water and sky. I had to break a couple rules--using thalo blue instead of and in addition to the ultramarine of the sky and water. The contrast of those colors and how they conflict and compliment one another is what makes this simple composition work. Your eye keeps going between the two colors, one a warm blue (thalo) and the other the cool blue (ultramarine. Can you tell where I used each one? $100 from the Daily Paintings site for this date.

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