Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Color Wheel Construction Follow Up

jill here...  looks like they were having fun ( but I had to coerce them to smile)!  Arranging the colors in a wheel was a bit of a challenge.  Forty eight little color squares can be confusing trying to sort them in hues, tints, tones and shades.  Deductive arranging and relative color matching all played a role in their final placement.  This exercise was devised to have a finished product and to help with color identification. 
Color therapy with grey backgrounds and glue sticks.

From left to right: blue, blue violet, violet and red violet.
The central small square is the hue which is placed on the tint,
then the tone and finally the shade.
These are hard to discern when they are jumbled together.

Another challenge:  red orange, orange and yellow orange
in the tones and shades are subtle differences.

The tones and shades of yellow flow into a green appearance.
No wander green and yellow are so compatible!

Super achiever Janice polished her wheel
before we made it home to Ames.
Some people are so cleaver!

Here's a site you might be interested in : The Craft Industry Alliance.  There is an article on current color trends.   Hope you have a great holiday weekend.  'till next Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great exercise in experimenting with color.


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