Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Power of Complementary Colors

As we now wake to darkness and watch the sun rise and hear the dawn chorus begin, intense new color is begining to appear in the landscape.

In the clear light of Spring, I am always in awe of the power of complemetary colors. The pairings ones see's in the natural world are so very powerful and liberating!!

I miught just ahve to make some time to get out the watercolos and do a few quick studies of these crocus! Ariel (my awesome Watercolor instructor would be thrilled with the contrast of lights and darks that this photo has catptured!!

Have a glorious day!

11 comments:

Anna said...

Love your photographs Elizabeth.

Barb said...

oh, what beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. Happy St. Patty's Day to ya,

Chris said...

Wishing to same to you!

Lisa said...

beautiful and bold...the cardinal is amazing..the clarity and color and of course..the crocus are gorgeous too..fabulous spring photography..even if my world is grays, sepia and cream...LOL

Lorie McCown said...

color is so amazing, i think i got more out of my color theory class in college, than any other! your crocus' (croci?) are perfect. xoxo

Patti G. said...

Loving your study on colors here Elizabeth and the light and darks too!
The crocus are beautiful! THEY are not up here yet! So it is wonderful seeing them! :0)
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,Patti

gg said...

love those pics ~ awesome. I've been snapping photos of the first sign of life in my yard too. Crocus are truly amazing little plants.

ariel freeman said...

Wow! Great picts....I see paintings. Great cardinal. I must paint :-) Thank you for the link! Hugs

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Gorgeous photos and a great idea to look for complimentary colors in nature & surroundings. It would be a fun 'photography day' to do nothing but that!

Marilyn Rock said...

Mother Nature knows how to put colors together! Beautiful photos! Happy Spring! xxoo

Debrina said...

I just love the turning of the seasons and it is made even more poignant when my blogging friends on the other side of the world experience the opposite changes...as we move into Autumn, so you guys move into Spring. Bless! Gorggeous photos, Elizabeth!

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