Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti Squash – 8” x 10” Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

I enjoy this painting for its different bright and warm colors. The warmth of the yellow squash, the orange table cloth, and the red pillow all harmonize in an analogous manner, that is red, orange, yellow are contiguous on the color wheel and have in common one of the primary colors (in this case, the color red). Analogous harmonies can become monotonous, however in this composition, the cool green drape in the background provides just enough variation and diversity in color temperature to keep the painting interesting.

I love the play of analogous color schemes and how they can be brought to life with introductions of complementary accents.