For this Free-Study composition, I decided to use my proportional color inventory to create a beach scene which I have named “Summer”. For this composition, I wanted my dominant color to be the blue hue I obtained from the sky in the original picture. I also decided to use the yellow accent to cause contrast in the composition and bring the viewers eye to the figure in the composition, which would be the man on the floating tube. After that, I wanted to use the sub-dominant shades of beige to be next to the water as a secondary figure. I also positioned it to be in the lower-right corner because I believe that this is where the eye is least likely to look first and thus leave the attention to the primary figure in the top-left. I also gave the beach coast a descending feeling by organizing the shades to grow darker as they approach the end of the composition and continue outside the page.
Hours worked: 3 hours