When I lived in Boston I fastened my painting supplies on the rack of my bike and peddled near and far, stopping when something struck me as exciting to paint.
I find it difficult to add a color scheme label to many of my paintings. Until recently I never thought about the color scheme, I simply painted in response to the scene in front of me or as a response to the colors I was laying down on the canvas. In my attempt to improve my color sense I find that I can’t depend on the weather conditions to provide me with exciting color. Nor can I paint fast enough to capture the quickly changing morning and evening sky that illuminates the landscape with colors I want to see on my canvas. For that reason I am looking to understand color schemes more clearly. I want to be able to re-create the lighting conditions that excite me whether or not they are true to the reality of the scene.
I recall painting this little painting. I was in a playful mood, not caring whether or not I was depicting reality. I even laughed aloud when I made a mark that simply felt good. No one was around to pass judgment, only the birds.
Since I am attempting to find color scheme labels I will have to mark this one as expanded analogous colors with the primary color as green extending three spaces on either side which then include the complements orange and blue.