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: