Color harmony in a painting
Teaching about color harmony I realised that there is no clear theory or method to define the a certain color to be used for a specific scene, object or mood. Every artist has its own judgement on this aspect, depending on its feelings, ideas, perception. The most important aspect about afterall in making a good painting is to achieve a good color harmony. Color harmony means to use a group of colors or shades which are friendly arranged on canvas and please the viewer. Each painting gets the artists personality by using color harmony.
One of the tools or guidance to obtain color harmony in a painting is so called Gamut Mask. The Gamut Mask is a great way to created harmonic color schemes and thanks to Richard Robinson who developed an interactive Gamut mask I am using this tool for every painting of mine, especially for mixing my colors on pallet before starting a new work of art.