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      Color expert Dan Bartges is author of the book, "Color is Everything"
(www.coloriseverything.net). Visit his website at www.danbartges.com.
     
             
      Assignment 4 In A Series Of 10      
                 
      ANSWERS TO DECEMBER'S
STUDENT QUESTIONS
     
             
           
      Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun (French; 1755–1842). The Comte de Vaudreuil, 1784. Oil on canvas; 52" x 38.875". Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Mrs. A. D. Williams. Photo: Katherine Wetzel.
©Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
     
             
      Color scheme: Tetrad      
           
             
           
      Dan Bartges. Green Frog. Oil study.      
             
      Color scheme: Analogous      
           
             
     

Question 1: What color scheme did I use to paint Green Frog?

Answer 1: It's an analogous color scheme spanning red-orange to yellow-green.


Question 2: What's the color scheme for the portrait The Comte de Vaudreuil?

Answer 2: The artist used a tetrad (two pairs of complementary colors), including orange with blue and red with green. (Green is on the chair's armrest and back.)

Question 3: Why do you think Elizabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun became a portrait painter?

Answer 3: Her father, Louis Vigée, was a portrait painter. He gave her some early instruction as a painter, but died when she was 12.

     
                 
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