Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Grass is Greener - UPDATE

For those who have been following along, I thought I had completed the painting "The Grass is Greener"....but it just needed something else. I know, I usually love doing monochromatics, but with this one being so large, it just needed something.

For those who are familiar with colour theory, you will not be surprised to find out that I decided to paint a ladybug. Why, might you ask? Because green and red are complementary colours and will help to highlight one another, thus making something "pop" more.

Do you think the ladybug "pops"?

The ladybug is also in a "sweet spot" of the painting....more on sweet spots in another post.

Check out "The Grass is Greener" in person at Arts Northeast's exhibit and sale of original art - Beginnings - at the historic Masonic Temple, 6 Cathedral Street, St. John's, NL. There are 40 pieces of original art in the show and the show runs until August 13, 2011. Open daily Monday through Friday 10am-4pm and weekends 1-4pm. You can also view the artworks during one of Spirit of Newfoundland's shows - Feeling Groovy or Patsy Cline.

Don't forget to enter your name to win one of 4 original paintings by the members of Arts Northeast when you visit the show.

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