Week 1 Abstract Painting Class – Color Wheel

Posted on July 20, 2014. Filed under: Art, Just Fun | Tags: , , , , , , |

Colorwheel

I started an Abstract Painting class at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center in Brookfield, Wisconsin last week.  We played with black squares and a circle to communicate words.  We looked at the color wheel and started quilt paintings by blending the different colors.  And here is my homework assignment, a color wheel.  It’s been about 30 years since I’ve made a color wheel and I think it had always been with watercolors before.  With this configuration I could use primary colors (red, yellow, blue) to create secondary colors (orange, green, violet,) tertiary colors (red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet,) and quartenary colors (russet, buff, citron, sage, slate, and plum.)  The quartenary colors were new to me.  I was intrigued that you can get them by mixing the two adjacent colors or by using the closest outer triangle with a little of the opposite triangle (example:  russet = violet+orange OR russet = red + a little green!)

I was amazed that the 2 1/2 hour class flew by and I can’t wait to go back again this week.  I’ll post my completed quilt painting (I’m calling it that, but I’m trying to make it not look like a quilt!)

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