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With this oil I tried to work with fiery colors to express a mood, but also the power and strength of trained muscles.
I used just a little bit of a complimentary color (blue/green in his hand) to give the red tones an extra enhancement!
Result: a conjugation of complimentary colors of this expressionistic torso!

Some info about choice of colors:
The complementary color scheme is made of two colors that opposite each other on the color wheel. This scheme looks best when you put a warm color against a cool color, for example, red versus green-blue. As you can see the complementary scheme is intrinsically high-contrast.
It is important just to use this complementary color for accents.

Special thanks to LOREDANA -one of our most accomplished photographers of ArtWanted!

Love and Light~OLGA

Abstract oil
Dimensions: 20'x16' (50x40 cm) on a Studio stretched canvas.
Painted staple free sides.
Painting doesn't need a frame.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2007
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
All rights reserved.
This is another OlgArtsProduction©2007

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Sigridur Bachmann 18 Sep 2011

Such a magnificent work, great colors and light !

Gina Cowins 20 Jul 2010

Hello Olga, you did accomplish your goal. There is energy, strength and emotions in this painting, congrats.

Ossian 18 Jan 2010

Great work!!!

Yuri Yudaev 26 Nov 2009

wow! electric power of human body

Marika Antal 17 Nov 2009

most powerful art work wow!!