19 april 2016


Dear readers,


Today I finished the last one in the series of four red/yellow/blue.


Yesterday I learned something interesting (from a book of Flora Bowley: ‘Brave Intuitive Painting’).

There is something like a ‘triadic colour scheme’. If you use three colours that are in a triangle in the colour wheel, you get a sort of ‘balanced’ colour scheme in your painting. For instance: red/yellow/blue (the three primaries), or ‘orange/purple/green’.

Never thought about it that way. But I intuitively already like to use ‘something yellowish, something reddish, something blueish.’ (like in this painting above). I could try the next time something orangeish, something purpleish, something greenish.







  1. Simone Nijboer

    Hi Dotty,
    Hope you had a really nice traveling time!
    Yes, an I am looking forward to the development of these paintings too;-)

  2. Dotty Seiter

    Hi Simone, I have been away for a few days but now I get to see what you’ve been up to while I was traveling! In the painting above I especially like the many “milky” places. Thanks for the discussion of a triadic color scheme; I like getting little snippets of information of that sort to digest.

    I’m also having fun watching you develop three larger pieces! I’m eager to see their continuing evolution.


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