Those colors used in an unbroken arc are analogous colors. They’re smooth, lovely and very pretty. The warm colors speak of sun and fire, and sunsets.
The Cool colors speak of water and greenery and soft filtered light.
There’s not a lot of tension in analogous color. It’s gentle soft color.
But if we take cool colors against warm colors, we find ourself in a visual thermal shock. Cool color against warm pops images off the background every time.
Use intense temperature differences to separate out figure/ground images. Bright or dark, they define the difference.
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We have the awesome work of Monique Kleinhans, from Kailispell, Montana. You’ll find her wide prairie visions at her web site Ladybug’s Cabin at Paint, Metal And Mud Gallery, and teaching at Glacier Quilts, in Kalispell, MT.