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Weekly Challenge #173 Complimentary Colours - Voting Closed

Weekly Challenge 173 Complimentary colours  

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The theme for the next weekly challenge is "Complimentary Colours": Blue & Orange; or Red and Green; or Purple and Yellow. 

As usual, a photo from your archives or one taken just for the challenge.

This challenge will end at midnight on Friday 26 October. 

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CM, Hard Work or Complimentary Colours?

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Cheryl - What are you trying to do to us oldies? Don't you think we're confused enough?

What's it to be? Steam Trains or Urban Wildlife?

Korky

 

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Oh very sorry, everyone, 

i changed my mind and didn’t realise I’d hit the post button.

I want it to be complimentary colours. Do I need to delete the other one? It’s midnight here & I just got home.

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Taken just a few minutes ago Cheryl- orange and blue:

Flower and sky:

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Colour and Curves

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At the Eden Project last month:
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A bit of an obvious  example of orange and blue I'm afraid ... Dawn at Ramsgate...

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Thank you for entering your Complimentary Colours entries.

This week, I've been thinking about complimentary colours and why I chose it as theme for this challenge.  Like most art students, I learnt the basics of colour theory creating my own colour wheel and learning about the relationships of colours on the wheel: colours beside each other being harmonious colours and colours opposite each other being "complimentary" to each other. It seemed to me that "complimentary" was an strange name - as if these colours paid each other a compliment - when they are the opposite of each and made each other look brighter.  They can even "clash". In Australia so much of our landscape has the orange of the earth and the blue of the sky and our art so often depicts this. 

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Complementary colours are explained  well on this link ... 

https://www.thoughtco.com/color-theory-for-painting-2578070

 Basically the complementary colour of a primary (red blue and yellow ) is a mixture of the other two primary colours  so  the complementary of red is green , a mix of blue and yellow ; the complementary  of blue is orange, a mix of red and yellow and lastly, that of yellow is a mix of red and blue ... purple.  It was the first thing I learned at Art school ... crikey ...that was a very long time ago 😉

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Pretty clear winner, well done, Colin. An excellent study of orange & blue with strong design. Thank you to whoever closed the voting.

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Congrats, Colin - a very worthy winner!

Korky

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Yup that certainly fitted the bill of complementary colours   perfectly ......well done Colin ...   lovely graphic feel and balance  to that . 

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Congrats Colin - certainly fitted all the criteria, great shot.

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Can you start another  challenge Colin please ....

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Colin has asked me to open the new challenge ... the theme will be “ Something Nostalgic “ ....

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