The Colour Mixing Workshop Part II
This was a great success with a full house on the day.
We worked through some fairly challenging exercises, covering a lot of ground.
We tackled colour value relationships and looked at the different Value Keys that a painting can be tied to. Like music, art can be looked at in terms of Keys.In painting we have a Low Key, an Intermediate Key and a High Key and paintings can usually be classified in one of these broad terms. High Key painting for example, is very light all over where as the Low Key painting is generally dark.
A colour mixing workshop is a great opportunity to take a look at how colours affect each other and do some fascinating exercises in relation to this. In the example below all the small squares are the same tone and value, however, as you can see, they look quite different depending on the surrounding colours.
We then went on to working with complementary greys and, using complementary colours, did some exercises involving dominant and subordinate colour.
The latter part of the workshop was taking up with learning about the Analogous colour wheel and split complementary colours for painting. We also did some other colour exercises which included working with all the knowledge they had gained on the day and implementing it.
This Weeks Question: Do you have a good grasp on colour mixing and if not, what might you do about that?
Look For Next Week’s Post: Review of ‘The Greats’ exhibition at the NSW Art Gallery