"To Compliment or Not"

Tom-Hlas Comfort 7x5-300B

“Comfort” ©Tom Hlas 2013. All rights reserved.
 Mixed Media on Paper, 7" x 5"

I've written about color in my blog before but I guess as an artist I think about color a lot.

When I look at color, I often look at it in conjunction with the colors around it or think of colors that would go well with it. I'm especially drawn to combinations which are known as complimentary colors, pairs of color that are positioned opposite on the artist's color wheel: red and green, blue and orange, yellow and purple. Thoughts about complimentary colors are particularly apparent to me when I'm working in the studio. I'm sure you can see instances in my art where complimentary colors have come into play.

What do you think about when it comes to color? 

Do specific colors remind you of something, someplace or someone or do you simply find yourself drawn to particular color combinations?

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