Monday, September 22, 2014

Painting With Fire: Split Complementary Colors

Over a year ago, I was contacted by Barbara Lewis to create a piece for her new book!  Of course I jumped at this opportunity. 
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My assignment was to create a piece using split complementary colors.
Defined as:
Split-Complementary Relationship One hue plus two others equally spaced from its complement.

This was quite a challenge!

Above was my first attempt at creating using split complementary colors.  Not happy with the results so I moved on. 

Next I tried a different combination.  I was happy with these colors, now I needed a design for my piece.
I laid out some vintage copper pieces, available on Etsy

After I chose my pieces I decided what color to enamel each piece.  I ended up using my "experiment" piece in my final necklace.

So what does the final piece look like?
Notice anything different from the design I started with?

Heather Marston 
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