There are Additive Primary Colors of light, that when mixed together produce white, which are red, green and blue.
|Additive Primary Colors|
|Subtractive Primary Colors|
|One of the many color exercises I did during the Color class|
Just recently, one of my good friends had a bunch of paint color swatches and challenged me to work with them for the fun of it. I immediately jumped to the opportunity. I picked three swatches with different shades of grays. One was black and white with a hint of blue, the other one had a hint of green and the third one had a hint of red. My friend suggested to create curvy lines overlapping each other on a piece of paper. The challenge was to try to mimic the colors picked from the swatches, as each one should have a different color value.
|Here are the three swatches I chose |
(I checked the values I used for you to see)
|My working table. |
I made zen-doodle like lines with spirals inside.
|Finished painting my greys.|
|Added a contrasting color to the background |
using the Cadmium Red Hue,
that was also used in some of my gray hues... and of course
my circles had to show up too, so I glued a few
swatches circles here and there!
The final product resulted too flat for me, so I then went ahead and shaded the lines to add dimension to the painting by using graphite, charcoal, and a Stabilo's Aquarellable pencil in black (got a love those pencils)
|A little bit of water and voila!|
What I like about this process is that there, in the palette, are all of the shades as I was mixing the colors together, mimicking the mesh like design. So it adds an extra layer to capture the eye of the viewer.
To finish it up, I glued the painting to foam core and overlapped it to another piece of foam core that I had previously cover with grey-wash pages from an old encyclopedia.
|IT'S COMPLICATED! |
15.5 x 19.5 inches
mixed media on paper
(c) Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
In the meantime, I invite you to take this fun and interesting ONLINE COLOR CHALLENGE. Enjoy!