The sixth session of the Color Relationships 2 class for Fall 2016 was held on Wednesday, October 5. We critiqued the homework (Colored light and shadow) and viewed more examples of how a colored light will modify other hues. Dick introduced a new assignment for this course, Translucency, using a demo and slide show presentation to discuss this challenging and beautiful visual effect. View the full post for photos, class materials, and videos.
The second session of the Color Relationships 2 class for Fall 2016 was held on Wednesday, September 7. We critiqued the homework (Create the illusion of a colored film over two or more colors), and discussed the next visual phenomena: veils. What are their characteristics, where do you see them in nature, and why would an artist choose to use them in their work? See the full post for class photos, videos, and more.
The first session of the Color Relationships 2 class for Fall 2016 was held on Wednesday, August 31. A group of 10 students met to continue their ongoing study of color, its appearance in the visual world, and how to re-create these phenomena through an understanding of color relationships. In this first session, the class went through a review of Color 1 lessons, a study of films and how they modify other colors, and discussed their first assignment. Please see the full post for class materials, including videos and slide presentations.
In this 3-minute video, Dick differentiates the true pigment primaries from traditional dogma, and demonstrates the magical variety of colors that arise when different transparencies of yellow, magenta, and cyan are gradually overlaid.
Chris brought in a photo of fruit on a reflective surface, which Dick used to point out visual cues of surface qualities. Critique: simple watercolor compositions focusing on surface Tips for painting surfaces A number of tips came out during the critique: Water and glass have two qualities in common, transparency and reflection. Use them…