There were some great views behind Ratko’s art residence in Montenegro. I particularly loved the pastoral view in this scene looking down the valley from the coastal mountains near Bar, Montenegro, towards Skadar Lake and the distant snow covered mountains.
Working out a color harmony was not straightforward though. See this short video if you would like to know a little more about my planning behind this painting.
Cat. No. 1413 Montenegro Valley – 30cm x40cm – Oil on Canvas
Photographic Reference for the painting
About the painting
A nice scene, yes. But the problem was that green, yellow, red, and blue gray do not harmonize. This meant that I had to be selective in what I used in the painting, and to exaggerate certain elements in order to create more harmony.
The basic color harmony I used was a split secondary harmony. By a split harmony, I meant take green, orange, and violet, and split each color into a warm cool version.
For more information
For more detailed information on color, see my eBooks on color harmony.