I love color. Deep rich color, cool, light color. In order to make color appear strong, it needs contrast. When I was teaching painting at the University of Southern Indiana, I had a lot of students who loved to use strong colors. The only problem was that all of their colors were strong. It looked like a Circus, and because there was not a difference in the color strength, none of the colors look that bright.
In Albion, I used a complementary color scheme. I used Blue-Green, and Red-Orange. They are directly opposite on the color wheel. Because they are so different, they cause each other to look stronger. I also used a lot of neutral colors with my bright colors. This really helps those bright colors to stand out. The third contrast that I used is Value contrast, Dark vs Light. People notice this first because of the anatomy of our eyes.
I like this painting because I was able to get a feeling of an alpine landscape in this interesting abstract painting. I love the colors, and the way the different textures are used!