Monday, September 8, 2014

Challenge Day 8: Like a Good Neighbor

"Summer Star" 8x10 oil on canvas

Happy Monday everyone! In full disclosure I’m not in the studio today so I’m posting an available daily painting from my summer gallery show that incorporates today’s color theme: Analogous!

Analogous are simply groups of colors adjacent on the color wheel or as I like to call them color neighbors that get along. If complementary colors are passionate strangers, analogous colors are affable old pals.
Courtesy of Ultra Modern Style
Nature is full of examples of these pleasing color neighbors—think of a resplendent autumn maple with leaves that span from green to gold.  You'll also see this color grouping in flowers. Iris often span the color range from blue-green all the way to a reddish violet as you can see in my oil study. So the next time you need a successful color plan just look to nature. 

Thank you again for all my challenge visits and to everyone for your support during the challenge month.


  1. This is very lovely. Irises are such beautiful subjects and you have captured this one so well. Have a great day.

  2. Lovely! Enjoyed this work and looked at some of your others. Love the vibrancy and rich colors! Bravo!

  3. Thank you so much for your kind and positive comments Debbie and Robert. I'm so glad you enjoyed this iris as much as I did. Happy painting from my studio to yours!