I am still working on my homework from my Color class with Gail Harker. I finished the small notebook of color schemes and painted more scales.
This is the small color notebook which is 6″x 6″.
The color schemes are based on a book by Johannes Itten.
There are dyads, triads, tetrads and hexads and I have painted pages for all the different possibilities. Some I painted twice because the first effort wasn’t good.
I really enjoyed painting these as it is always interesting to see how the pages turn out. Once you get up to 4 and 6 colors it is difficult getting all the colors on such a small page without it turning to mud.
Here are the various scales that I painted today drying. Most of these are tints to shades (adding white and black). I still need to do more of the mixing complementary color scales. I have most of the homework completed but I still have to organize the other notebook. It was a great class and she does offer it online if you can’t make it to La Conner, Washington. When I finished painting, my husband brought me a “gift”.
He found this outside. It’s bark with lichen. He said “I figured you’d like this better than a dozen roses.”
I am doing these same studies, only using fabric instead of paint. Quite a challenge with fabric as you are dependent on what is on the shelf, unless you dye your own. This is turning out to be a really good study.
Sounds fun Judy. I like the dyeing your own myself. I find you can always learn more about color. 🙂
What a thoughtful husband. Does he read your blog? :- ) Great color explorations. Looks like fun. It is always interesting to keep learning. Have fun!
Yes, he is thoughtful and he only reads occasionally. I love to learn new things – thanks!
You’re welcome. Keep the info coming! You are an inspiration! I couldn’ keep up, it it’s great to keep learning!
Your colour studies are lovely Ruth and what a superb gift! Those lichens are beautiful!
Thanks Judith. I love lichens 🙂
What a wonderful class you are taking. And I love the gift Dennis gave you.
Thanks Carole – the class was lots of fun and I”m enjoying the homework.
The colour studies are gorgeous, I’d love any of those as paintings 🙂
The bark and lichen is excellent too!
Thanks Zed! 🙂