I love strong reds playing against strong purples. I do not love strong reds playing against strong greens.
Playing The Color Scheme Game forces me out of my comfort zone. I groan every time I throw the die and it indicates any sort of Red and Green combination. This morning I threw a Cross Complements Color Scheme with red as one of my colors. That gave me Red, Green, Orange-Yellow and Blue-Violet. I took the liberty of neutralizing my green, turning it into more of an olive green. My original attempt was more of a yellow-green. It was so brilliant and strong that it detracted from the strength of the red against purple relationship. The olive works much better. The yellow-green was also too light a value for the shapes and forms.
Sketchbook drawings: Garlic Bulb and Empty Anchovies Tin, drawn first with fountain pen filled with Noodler’s Whaleman’s Sepia ( I like this ink a lot ), followed by watercolor washes.
Color Scheme: Cross Complements (Limited Palette of Red, Green, Yellow-Orange and Blue-Violet)