Complementary contrast is using colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, and this is a variation on that idea. The cool blues, greens, and purples create an environment for the warm oranges to become the center of interest. Most of the painting is painted in a middle value with a small darker area across the bottom. Blue and orange are complementary colors, but instead of using just blue I chose to use a color chord of blue and the two adjacent colors on the color wheel. The thick texture of the paint provides additional interest.