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Complementary Colour Technical Challenge

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    November 23, 2017 11:57 AM EST

    Now that the air is chilly, a lot of us don't feel like going outside to paint. So, we came up with technical challenges for members to push some of their limits, while painting inside this season. In other words, you don't have to do these en plein air. These challenges are simply exercises to expand your skill set. (BTW, if you want to post a challenge of your own, all members are welcome to do so.)

    The first challenge this Autumn is to do a plein air painting using only two complementary colours, plus white.

    You know what complementary colours are, colours opposite on the colour wheel. (Use either the traditional or modern colour wheel.)

    As an example, here's a painting I did the other winter using only Quinacridone Magenta and Phthalo Green.

    Not very good. I'm sure you can do better. So, I challenge you to see what you can do with only two colours

    Keith