For this article, I leave the pen, or rather the keyboard, to Alain Huet. We both share a passion for art and the desire to… Read More »The colors of the Master’s paintings and…yours
Learning to see
#composition #tonic #dominant
In a painting, a photo, the dominant creates an atmosphere, it plunges you into a state of mind, it’s not a scoop. On the other hand, who among you knows the tonic?
The dominant, obviously covers most of the image. For example, in Monet’s painting “Rising Sun Impression”, the dominant is blue, a light blue, one would probably say blue-grey. Here we are, of course, on the water, in the humidity of the early morning. Note that we will refer here to the color range, not to the specific tone.
As for the tonic, it gives the image a boost. In small quantities, brighter and more saturated, it creates a focus in the image.
In “Rising Sun Impression”, the orange sun plays this role of tonic.Read More »The tonic