An Extended Middle Minor
I started and finished a small tapestry in what is called an Extended Middle Minor Key.
This value key uses the mid-values and its neighbors on each side; the low light values and high dark values. So there are more color choices and a bit more contrast.
You can see that the Extended Middle Minor provides more contrast by viewing in grayscale the Middle Minor - I finished just recently.
In color, you can see it lacks the peacefulness and serenity of the Middle Minor but it doesn't really have enough contrast to be dramatic. It still evokes a sense of calmness when I look at it. It also seems a bit surrealist as predicted.
I like this color combination and would like to do something larger in these blues, purples, greens and a splotch of poppy orange.
ps I didn't realize how blurry the Middle Minor photos were...I am going to take some better ones...