Colour - What Can You Learn?
It doesn’t have to be!
This is a fascinating subject and one that by learning a few simple rules can have a huge impact on your work, helping you improve in leaps and bounds.
We all recognise the colour wheel from infant school, for example red and yellow make orange right? right, but depending on which yellow and which red you use can give you a brighter or duller orange. See ‘Octanics’
Greys and Neutrals
Colour Contrast – Make your focal point jump out at you.
Definately not to be overlooked is the beauty and importance of greys and neutrals in a painting. Setting your colourful subject against a grey or neutral background will give your painting impact.
Warm and Cool colours = Red is warm, Blue is cool, Blue will recede and red will come forward, helping you create the illusion of depth within your painting.
There is more to colour wheels than you may think, these are not just for kindergarden but are an essential aid for mixing bright colours and neutrals.
Give your paintings Impact by using the maximum colour contrast