Assignment 2: Stage 3 Recording colours accurately – exercise 3
This exercise was similar to the previous one, though we used a postcard (or image) instead of a piece of fabric. we had to mix the colours and paint them to record the colours used in the image/postcard
this was done using watercolours also, as it’s all I had with me at the time:
Assignment 2: Stage 3 Recording colours accurately – exercise 2
For this exercise, we had to find a piece of fabric, stick it to a piece of paper, then mix colours to match the fabric border and paint next to the fabric to try extend the fabric colours onto the page, seamlessly.
I enjoyed this exercise. though the hardest part was mixing enough colour to use on the whole border. I found that I had to mix some of them more than once and then ran out of paint. so, it’s not perfect. but it was a good exercise to try an match the colours as closely as possible
here’s the fabric and painted border. I used watercolours at first as this is all I had with me
here’s the paper I used to test the colour mixing:
Assignment 2: Stage 3 Recording colours accurately – exercise 1
This exercise involved mixing colours—from page 62 of class notes:
You can dilute colours with white to obtain paler tints.
- You can mix colours with black, which will take the light out of them and make them
- You can mix colours with grey which will make them less intense.
- You can mix pure colours with their complementary colour to make all the darker,
duller tones of a particular colour. It is often better to mix these darker in-between colours in this way rather than using black. Black seems to deaden colour, whereas colours toned down by their complementary seem to have much more life about them.mixing colours — watercolours
I spent a while on this exercise.
initially I used watercolours as this is all I had available to me at the time.
mixing colours — guache
then, later I repeated the exercise with gouche paints.
for some of them I mixed the colours directly onto the paper:
A2: Stage 2 Colour perception – exercise 2
In this exercise we had to cut different coloured squares and put smaller grey coloured squares in the centre of each larger square.
A2: Stage 2 Colour perception – exercise 1
In this exercise we had to cut different coloured squares and put smaller squares of a single colour in the centre of each larger square. to see how placing one colour against another can change the perception of the colours.
Assignment 2: Stage 1 Introduction and preparation
In this exercise we were introduced to the colour wheel as well as tone and saturation. We had to paint / create colour wheels. it was a good chance to practice mixing primary colours to make secondary colours.
making a colour wheel
primary & secondary colours:
painted onto a coaster: