We are familiar with the word “harmony” linked with music. Listening to vocalists harmonizing or hearing a certain chord played can be so pleasing. But we also experience visual harmony, which can give us a feeling of balance and peace. Harmony occurs when all of the elements being played with work together—nothing feels overworked and all is well with the world. In this chapter, we’ll explore projects based on the idea of harmony. Notice the elements that help tie things together and when a small adjustment helps to tell a story. Harmonize your colors, your composition, and your subject matter, and see what happens to the art-making process as you go.

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