"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Goethe

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Man Outside of Grand Central Terminal

I finally decided I was finished with this painting and posted in on A Day Not Wasted.  As I was working on all of the green in the background, I thought, "I've got to try to smartly use the complementary color theory to make this man stand out."  Red is the complement to green, and did you notice how well it works in Nighthawks?  But, how was I going to use it?  And then I thought of Corot and his red hats.

The Night Cafe also uses complementary colors--blue and orange.

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