Lesson 3 - Page 3 - You Own Color Wheel
Exercise 2 - Painting the Color Wheel
For this exercise you will need:
- a painting panel
- your palette
- all of your paints except black
- your knife
- #6 brush (optional - see first video)
- masking tape
- a hardboard for your panel and one for your palette paper if you don't tape it to your table
- your sketchbook, to take notes in
Start with the Primary Colors
On to the Secondary and Complementary Colors
This is my color wheel, painted with a knife. That made the process faster, because I didn't have to clean the color from the brushes as I worked. Cleaning the knife is one quick swipe. It's not as neat and tidy and the one I made with a brush, but I think it's just as effective.
The swipes on the bottom under the two blues and purple have added white so that we can see the color better.
Notes from Lesson 3
- Each color that we mix has the dimensions hue, pigment, value, intensity, and transparency.
- The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue.
- The secondary colors are orange, green, and purple.
- Complementary colors are across from each other on the color wheel.
- We use a double primary limited palette, with only one pigment in each tube, to make clean bright colors that harmonize with each other across our painting.