The Process … Continued

Feb 23, 2013 | Blog

February 23, 2013

This new photo is taken in better light to be sure, but it’s always interesting to see how much adding the colors of the fish changes the overall visual experience of the painting.  Since the water is primarily made up of cool colors and the fish tend to be more warm, of course the contrast is then heightened.  But this one took a dramatic turn, I thought, more than usual.  All color is affected by the surrounding environment both atmospherically and in the painting surface.  In other words, the same color can be perceived as different according to what it is adjacent to.  So when the new colors of the fish came into consideration, the overall effect this time was one of brightness with colors that really pop.  The bright colors already in the water just weren’t as relevant (visible) until the fish were added.  Do you agree?  I think I’ll call this one, “Carnaval de Couleurs.”