18" x 24"
oil on canvas
This painting titled, “Tangerine Sky” is a very sophisticated study in the use of the complementary colors orange and blue. For those familiar with basic color theory, you know that orange and blue sit on opposite sides of the chromatic color wheel. When positioned side by side they empower each other visually. These two colors also represent a maximum warm/cool contrast. Albanese, a true colorist, knows this and uses these opposites to great effect. He dilutes them to very subtle tones or turns the dimmer switch fully up to maximum color saturation creating a symphony of color that weaves seamlessly throughout the space.