In this case it is a long, narrow antique cabinet door painted golden that I am painting a floral on. I thought I would share with you how I go about choosing a colour palette. You may have your own ideas and I would love to hear about them. Joen Wolfrom's 3in1 Color Tool is shown in the photos.
|Watercolour Painting - Clothesline Series: 'Kaslo Campground' is off to it's new owner!|
A complementary colour scheme was used primarily here with much of the painting having a variety of greens along with the pop of the red here and there.
|Antique cabinet door|
|Identifying the colour. 23-5 on the orange-yellow colour swatch. It shows it having some white added to the pure colour.|
|Complementary colour scheme.|
|The Orange-yellow is central and for a harmonious colour scheme the colour on either side of it are added. 5 colours makes a nice combination so two others in succession could be added.|
|Split complementary identifies the colour opposite on the colour wheel which is the central blue. Leaving it out, the 2 blues on either side could be included.|
This is the colour scheme I have choosen, a harmonious run of 6 colours that are side by side on the colour wheel. Note that the yellow and chartreuse, when black or grey is added, give a variety of greens.
|Can you see the new green-gold tube of Golden's acrylic paint? I can't wait to try it!|