|March Student Page|
|Concept, Composition, Confidence, Contrast, Color Harmony, Character, Courage|
|By Dan Bartges|
|Assignment 7 In A Series Of 10: CONTRAST, Part II|
|ANSWERS TO MARCH'S
|Any two colors directly opposite one another on the color wheel are called "complements" or "contrasting colors." These special pairs of colors will always harmonize with each other.|
|Dan Bartges. Roses on a Windowsill. Oil.|
|Theodore Wores (American; 1859–1939). The Chinese Fishmonger, 1881.
Oil on canvas; 34.75" x 46.125". Gift of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson/Smithsonian American Art Museum.
|Carl W. Peters (American; 1897–1980). Little Village, 1930. Oil on canvas; 42.5" x 48.25". Gift of Mrs. Carl W. Peters/Smithsonian American Art Museum.|
|Gilbert Stuart (American; 1755–1828). John Adams, 1826. Oil on canvas; 30" x 25". Adams-Clement Collection/Gift of Mary Louisa Adams Clement in memory of her mother, Louisa Catherine Adams Clement/Smithsonian American Art Museum.|
1Q. Name three visual contrasts that might be used in a painting.
2Q. In the painting, John Adams, why are his eyes so noticeable?
3Q. For an artist, what's the biggest benefit to using complementary colors (also called contrasting colors) in a painting?
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