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Paul Gauguin: Complimentary Color. Who was Paul Gauguin? 19 th Century Artist Used color in a new way Traveler and Explorer Loved exotic places, people.

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1 Paul Gauguin: Complimentary Color

2 Who was Paul Gauguin? 19 th Century Artist Used color in a new way Traveler and Explorer Loved exotic places, people and things

3 What are complimentary colors? Complimentary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel. Yellow & Purple Blue & Orange Red & Green

4 Why are color compliments special? Complementary colors appear brighter and more intense when they are placed next to each other.

5 How did Gauguin paint with complimentary colors? Gauguin used complimentary colors to make his artwork look more colorful -- brighter and more intense.

6 Lets explore the Opposite Colors of Gauguins Sacred Mountain Step 1: Draw the Outline of the picture Step 2: Color in the Opposite Colors Step 3: Add details if you have time

7 Step 1: Draw the Outline with Pencil

8 Draw the Outline of the bushes in the foreground Foreground means the part of the picture that looks closest. Draw the foreground at the bottom edge of your page.

9 Draw the Outline of the flowers on the bushes

10 Draw the Outline of the fence

11 Draw the Outline of the hill The hill in this picture helps show the horizon line. The horizon line is the line that separates earth from sky.

12 Draw the Outline of the mountain in the background Background means the part of the picture that looks farthest away. Draw the background at the top of your page.

13 Draw over your lines with Black Sharpie Pen

14 Step 2: Color in the Opposite Colors

15 Color in Yellow and Purple Gauguin painted the mountain and the flower bushes purple to compliment and balance the yellow of the hill in the middleground. Yellow and Purple are on the opposite sides of the color wheel.

16 Color in Blue and Orange Blue and Orange are on the opposite sides of the color wheel. Gauguin painted the palm tree orange to compliment and balance the blue of the sky.

17 Color in Red and Green Red and Green are on the opposite sides of the color wheel. Gauguin painted the tree green to compliment and balance the red of the flowers in the foreground.

18 Step 3: Add details if you have time


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