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Monday, January 14, 2008

Back to watercolor class

We're beginning a new series of lessons this week, based on the six color contrasts: hue, value, intensity, temperature, complements and quantity. Today is the contrast of pure hues. With this contrast you can use all colors, as long as they are pure and unmodified bright hues. You can also use black and white. It will be fun to see what subjects they come up with. I'm taking three examples of subjects: an abstract design, a row of rural mailboxes and an undersea photo I took at Monterey aquarium. The undersea photo is colorful by itself, but the new printer really shows it off. I did some Photoshopping and added two colorful fish from other photos. In the painting I will use purple for the darks and quinacridone magenta or permanent rose for the bright magentas. Fun!

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Blogger paint1chris said...

Love the idea of using pure hues in a watercolour painting. The work your class did was wonderful. I will have to give it a try.

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