Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon 30x24 available

With the recent crisping and cooling of the air here in Maine my favorite time of year is just about here! Just last night a strong wind and rain storm scattering leaves announcing the coming of the king of seasons, fall.  I will miss the steady sun of summer but the poetry of fall cannot be matched. In my opinion.

So this piece "Harvest Moon" 30x24" (available) has an interesting color harmony that is one of my favorites! This is the kind of color in works that are among my favorites. It is relationship based instead of local color based. This type of relationship based painting tends to fail for me and others i have seen when you lose the guts to take it too completion and say to yourself  (in a whiny voice) "no it cant be that color, people will think i cant see properly if i use that!! "

"Be Bold, Be Brave!" Simon De Pury


Mick Carney said...

And it does work. I'm interested in the theory behind why it works and how one chooses the relating colours.

Chris Gillis said...

whhhooooo, what a painting Dan. Love the color, mood and composition. you nailed this one and it huge.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Mick, I think it ultimately works because the values are right. The reason the color relationship works is because the warmest area is still the warmest area, coldest is the coldest and everything is related in between. Sounds simple..?.

Hi Chris, thank you! You are way to kind !