Painting on Location
by Donald A. Jusko

This observation shows natures opposition colors from a photograph.
These oppositions are in the Real Color Wheel.
An artist can emphasize oppositions when the direction is clear.
Often times the painting subject is chosen for it's exciting oppositions.
All of the below opposition colors were chosen from this photo.

Transparent Quinacridone Magenta and Thalo Green was the most obvious opposition.
It appears in both the high colors separately and in the shadows mixed.

Opaque Cadmium Red Medium in the flower and Transparent
Thalo Cyan were also present as high colors and shadow mixed darks.

Opaque Cadmium Orange and Opaque Cobalt Blue.

Yellow Green and Ultramarine Violet were the two prevalent oppositions.

Look at the perfect gray these two oppositions mixed to.

Dark Yellow Green is Synthetic Sap Green to Raw Umber, it's opposite is Ultramarine Violet.

All oppositions mix to a neutral gray.


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