martedì 13 marzo 2012

colour theory - colour journals /sketchbooks

© JANE MINTER 
" orange + blue" 

complementary colours
watercolour - watercolour tubes - still life 

"cad orange + cerl blue"
complementary colours 
colour swatches "wet in wet"
A4 moleskine sketchbook 


"cad orange  + FUM "
complementary colours
colour swatches "wet in wet"
A4 moleskine 


....in Maggie Latham's  Exploring colour in watercolour part 4 .... Maggie talks about the importance of keeping a colour journal sketchbook ..I'm posting a couple examples of complementary colour swatches  "orange + blue"  which I've made in the past from pages of one of my moleskine sketchbooks...  I enjoy working intuitively with colour  hopefully knowledge of colour theory will enrich this ....working on 100 wash challenge definately has.

7 commenti:

Judy ha detto...

Better knowledge certainly is helpful to me and the exercises are more enjoyable than I would have thought beforehand. Thanks for sharing these, I recognize some of them!

Anns Art ha detto...

Really like the painting of the tubes of paint, you manage to get it completely without overworking. Amazing!

renate ha detto...

Hai Jane:) Incredible beautiful! The shadow under the tube and the way you painted the tubes and the colors around them. Just perfect!

JANE MINTER ha detto...
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JANE MINTER ha detto...

judy ann renate i used the watercolour tubes as an example ...i've posted it before just added a few colour swatches so i could link back to maggie's exploring colour part 4 and colour journals ..which is a wonderful post

judy glad you're making most of the exercises ! ..it's good experimenting with different colours and combinations .

Maggie Latham ha detto...

Jane, The one great thing about keeping a colour journal is that everything goes into it...random thoughts, colour swatches, paint studies etc. If I do some of these on small bits of watercolour paper, I just double side tape them into my book. I love your paint tubes!

JANE MINTER ha detto...

hi maggie ...journals are wonderful for personal reference would be nice to keep loose work together in a loose leaf portfolio format ... with so many photos sketches studies swatches ..could also be collected in digital journals file / computer as a record and reference ...not quite the same as journal but useful .... i'm looking foward to meeting up with suzanne this w-e ...thanks again maggie