A complementary is the opposite colour -
it can mean they fight each other or they get along really well - just like people really!
Purple and yellow are opposite each other on the colour wheel
With a complemetary one colour is a primary colour and the other is a secondary.
In this case the primary is Cream - it's a yellow but with lots of white in it.
The secondary is the Old Violet which is made roughly from two primaries - blue and red.
Mixing yellow and purple together makes Paloma - a grey made from two complementaries.
I've made some great boards I have painted with colour swatches I want to share with you!
Louis Blue & a pop of it's complementary Orange on the cups
I love talking about colour and I think I can tell you some things that will make painting easier and more fun!
This is the sort of thing I will be explaining and enlarging on at the Workshops I will be doing all one the USA starting on March 16th in
Leesburg (near Washington)
and finally finishing in
on April 2nd!
Get a ticket from this link below
I don't want to hear you didn't know it was happening! !