Category: Challenge

Complementary Challenge entry, Ann DeRulle

Ann DeRulle
Balance
20″ x 16″ x 2″, Mixed — Plexiglass/acrylic with paint elevated above a painted wood panel

This multidimensional piece represents the primeval polarities of light and dark that interact to generate the world. Using principles of sacred geometry, two circles of opposite colors painted on the elevated …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Brad Morgan

Brad Morgan
Tangerine Green
42″ x 30″, Acrylic on canvas

This piece aims to use simultaneous contrast in a subtle way. My work deals with the desolate world, and clashing subtle hues of green and red are used to create a suitably tense atmosphere, Much in the style of Van …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Amanda Hernandez

Amanda Hernandez
Gas Mask Required
36″ x 48″, Mixed Media on Canvas

This challenge is something that I found fairly easy to work with. In many of my paintings I use contrasting colors to create a tension with the background. I have found that the use of contrasting colors does …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Suedabeh Ewing

Suedabeh Ewing
Griffin
24 X 36 inches, Oil on Canvas

I used complementary colors to bring direct attention specifically to my subject matter: Griffin from Persepolis, Achaemenid period; and to give an other worldly feel to my painting.

The vibrancy in these colors attracts the eyes of the viewer and …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Karolyn Stirewalt

Karolyn Stirewalt
Evening Song
24″ x 24″ acrylic on painted ceiling tile

This painting was created for Boynton Health Services’ Women’s Clinic at the University of Minnesota. It is located above an examination table in one of the patient’s rooms. The use of complimentary colors were intended to help brighten …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles
Season’s Glow
Acrylic / wc pencil, 30″ x 22″, 2015

You can’t get more opposite on the color wheel than the Christmas combo of red and green. Originally I was trying to do a abstract based on spheres, but the seasonal idea kept intruding so the painting evolved …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Darla Bostick

Darla Bostick
Agave Rojo
watercolor, 15″ x 22″

Complementary colors always provide a bit of zing in art pieces. Great idea for a challenge!

Darla Bostick
darlabostick.com

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Complementary Challenge entry, Christopher Crouch

Christopher Crouch
My Purple Line
Oil on canvas
42 x 46

The last idea I explored was the use of arbitrary color in portraits. This challenge is great for pushing the use of color to compliment one another aesthetically and emotionally in the piece.

Christopher Crouch
chriscrouch.wix.com/chriscrouch

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Complementary Challenge entry, Jesi Pace-Berkeley

Jesi Pace-Berkeley
Pears and Apples
45″ x 55”
Watercolor

Jesi Pace-Berkeley
jesipace-berkeley.com

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COMPLEMENTARY COLORS Art Challenge

Art News DFW’s latest challenge to artists…COMPLEMENTARY COLORS

Sharon Giles website

Complementary Colors: cross the color wheel! Enter by June 15th
Contrasting palettes create visual impact, vibrancy or tension in art. Spotlight your subject by surrounding it with a shade or tint of its compliment, or build conflict in the mood. We want to see how …

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SQUARES Challenge Winners

Announcing our SQUARES Challenge Winners…

Julianne Biehl / 39
Sharon Rose Giles / 30
Duke Horn / 22

Thank you to everyone that entered the challenge. What a wonderful showcase of
artwork from our talented local artists. (Shares counted 10/20/15) Our
next Art Challenge is Complimentary Colors.

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