Nov 03 2008
Note to Winter Session Acrylic Painting class: please see the following page link instead, for current assignment: The Interpretive Landscape
Here’s an idea that will stretch you understanding of color and composition.
Creating Multiple Color Shifts
1) Take a small photo and enlarge it to 8×10 on a b/w photocopier, using the high-contrast setting.
2) Enlarge the design to your painting surface. If you are significantly enlarging the design (to 14×18 or larger), you can use a graph to help you transfer the design (or use an enlarger, if you have access to one).
3) Depending on your ambition, divide the composition into 4-8 separate spaces. (The images on this page offer several examples for splitting the space in various configurations).
4) In each section, use a different dominant hue, creating 3-5 values based on that hue.
Other Color Theory Articles found here:
Shifted Color Harmonies
View the index of all of my articles that are created specifically for class projects: