A note on complementary colors. I often call these 'opposite' colors as they lodge exactly opposite each other on the color wheel (green and red or yellow and purple). When mixed together they produce a grey. When placed side by side, in spots or short brush strokes, they give an impressionistic effect of grey at a distance and of vibrating color up close.

A juxtaposition of large even areas of 'opposite' colors is most uncomfortable to the eye. This fetish has gained some popularity with certain two dimensional artists.

Next ... Colors of the mind and muddy waters.

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