When values and or colors aren’t working, adjustments need to be made. Sometimes the adjustments make matters worse and provide the opportunity to experiment further.
At one point, the center holes were vivid red and I loved them. Unfortunately nothing else was working. I thought that the problem lay in the holes so I kept altering them until they were dark and lifeless (top left). I resorted to painting swatches of yellow, yellow/green, and two variations of red on a piece of paper, cutting them out and trying out variations of combinations. The one that works the best for me is the top right.
Sketch: Drawn first with fountain pen filled with black ink, followed by too many layers of watercolor, followed by paper cut-outs taped to the sketch in different combinations.
Color Scheme Game throw of the twelve-sided die: First Throw: 4 = Cross Complements Color Scheme. Second Throw: 3 = Dominant Color Green (additional colors are Red, Yellow/Orange and Blue/Violet)