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As the world turns (3)

Found a new home
in the beautiful State of Pennsylvania, Avondale.

Take your time listening
to this beautiful music

while scrolling over my abstract

In the series LIGHT this is my 4th abstract:
"As the world turns (2)"


Being able to use colors consciously and harmoniously can help creating spectacular results.

@OLGarts Studio I teach my students all the "secrets" about colors -sent as an electronic art bulletin (PDF file) by email- (using Pages for Apple Computers), with a wealth of information and workable art links.
Every lesson my students will be a presented a sophisticated Keynote power-point presentation.
When the students go home they get hand outs for their art binder.

In August we'll explore the factors that affect color and other influences that play a powerful role, as a key to selecting appropriate colors for a specific painting.
It will definitely help my artist students to create harmonious color schemes easily and quickly.


It's ALL about COLOR!
Color can be your most powerful design element if you learn to use it effectively.
Much research and experimentation has been done on COLOR.
With colors you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. You can use color to energize, or to cool down.
That being said, you may want to think carefully on the type of color scheme you choose for your next painting.

Painting is all about harmony.
Harmony in a painting is when the arrangement of colors and objects are pleasing to the viewers eyes. As a painter you can either put too much into a painting or not enough. If your painting is too chaotic you may scare the viewer away. On the other hand, if your painting lacks something, it may be perceived as boring, and your viewer will not be engaged, so it's important to have balance in your color arrangements.


(all Golden & Liquitex)
Nickel Azo Yellow (an amazing bright, transparent yellow), Cadmium Yellow Medium, Acra Gold, Acra Burnt Orange Irridescent Bright Gold, Bronze Iridescent, Burnt Sienna, Burnt and Raw Umber, Turquoise Phtalo), Transparent Mixing White.

Mixed Media I used:
Modeling paste, binder (Caparol, or Chroma Atelier), gold leaf, sand, black gesso.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2©1©
This is another OLGartsProduction©2 010

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Anonymous Guest (IP: 09 Sep 2014

Het is zo mooi... en de muziek lijkt er wel voor geschreven. Thanks for posting!

debi day 04 May 2011

Very cool artwork! You are so talented!

Artist Reply: Oh Thank you Debi!!

Brenda Loveless 04 Apr 2011

pure magic in these colors and textures!

Artist Reply: Thank you for your beautiful comment! ~Love and Light, Olga

Brenda Loveless 04 Apr 2011

pure magic in these colors and textures!

Artist Reply: Thank you for your beautiful comment! ~Love and Light, Olga

tim linville 14 Feb 2011

Your Color Work is always Most Excellent!Very Nice Fine Art,Olga!