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Coping with too much green

Hi there, I have a few landscape images that I would like to paint, but the problem for me is that they are predominantly green. I have tried painting one of these images in the past, but it looks a bit monotonous.
How do you cope with this dilemma without going too mad with colour?

Ha Ha… I live in Michigan and when we finally get weather where we can paint outside everything is green for most of the summer. I find it helpful to make a color chart mixing all my yellows with all my blues (and black if you have it–yellow and black make a nice green). Then add to those a little orange to warm it up; add a little purple for the shadows. Now you have a more colorful painting.

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Great advice Andrea!

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Yes, that is good advice, Andrea! Another trick is to tone the canvas with some sort of red. The resulting painting is enlivened by the bits of ground color showing through.

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Thank you all for your input.

I should have known these suggestions already as I’ve come across them before…they just haven’t stuck in my mind. So there’s no excuse to stop me painting my green scene now.

I came across this Flickr link that I believe illustrates the good advice from the ladies above. The artist is called Monique Shaw.

Thanks again everyone.

Karen Margulis just made a post about the subject:

I’m on phone today so can’t see how to make this a link.