Colour

This week at art class we looked at colour and the work of Brian Cook.

spent some time discussing how he uses colour and mixing a colour palette  from one of his pictures, using red, blue, yellow, black and white gouache yet another media I had not used before, it sits mid way between water colour and acrylic.

we are now starting to think about working up our own pictures.

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Tone

Starting back at art class, we are looking at tone, first we made a sketch picking out the different tones in the picture, then using 2 colours we made painting sketches again looking at tone and not colour. I started with Ultramarine blue and red making some nice  purple  mid tones. I thought the blue would be the darkest but  settled on the red for my second sketch.

Working with our own picture we repeated the exercise this time I used green and magenta for my Glastonbury Tor image, do you think magenta cows will catch on.

 

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