What are analogous colors? First, refer to your color wheel. Analogous colors are sets of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.

Because they’re close to each other, analogous colors can create a pleasing color harmony within your landscape painting, as pastel painter Jane McGraw-Teubner demonstrates in a recent interview with Eric Rhoads.

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Watch below to see Jane explain how to paint with pastels, and especially how to narrow down your color choices when you have hundreds or thousands of pastels to choose from. She stresses that whether you’re painting in the studio or en plein air, you don’t want to try to use every color in your box.

Eric Rhoads and Jane McGraw-Teubner
Eric Rhoads and Jane McGraw-Teubner

In this interview, Jane shares:

  • Why she uses rubbing alcohol early in her process
  • How she puts depth into her landscape paintings
  • What she uses to filter the pastel dust in her studio; and more

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Related Article > Tertiary, Monochromatic, and Analogous Colors


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