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Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015

Assignment 5: Vanishing boundaries

Criteria

Create a color study (or studies) that demonstrates use of EQUAL VALUE, primarily in the form of creating VANISHING BOUNDARIES.

These studies can take be done in a variety of materials, ranging from inlaid paper or magazine collage, to digital work, to painting or pastels – this gets to be your “cup of tea”! The main concern is to find a personal format that incorporates arrays and/or matrix format as a source for your colors.

Incorporate VANISHING BOUNDARIES, and hopefully HALATION as well. In Dick’s words: “I would prefer that you choose colors that are very close in hue, a composition in which vanishing boundaries will occur.”

A vanishing boundary must contain two elements. They are 1) similar hue and 2) equal value.

Homework is shown below in the order submitted.

Lisa Walsh

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-5-3.jpg

Comment:

There are 20 colors in the circle.

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Patty Chaney

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/halations-and-van.-boundaries-01.jpg

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Patty Chaney

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/homework-week-5.1-01.jpg

Comment:

resending, the last file was sort of small.

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 7:33 am

Gail Simmons

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/HW5F-01.png

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 8:54 am

Gail Simmons

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/HWF-01.png

Comment:

Larger size for viewing.

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 9:01 am

Stephanie Sachs

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Lesson-5.jpg
http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Lesson-5-close-up2.jpg
http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/fall-2.jpg

Comment:

I am co owner of a scarf company so I used this assignment as an opportunity to create a scarf design. Thank you Dick your class has opened up a whole new world to me!

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 9:26 am

Tracy Dudley

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Color_Class_5_1-01.jpg

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 10:04 am

Suchi Waters Benjamin

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Final-Assignment-HI-Values-VanBord.png

Comment:

Halations and Vanishing Boundaries

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

Lisa Walsh

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-5-5.jpg
http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-5-6.jpg

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Debra Lumpkins

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Vanishing-boundary-study-fisheye1.jpg

Comment:

I was anxious to apply halations and vanishing boundaries in my work. So I painted in the fish eye using those principles.

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Suchi Waters Benjamin

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/MauiSunMandala3.png

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Suchi Waters Benjamin

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/MauiSunsetarrays-copy.jpg
http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/MauiSunMandala3-copy.png

Comment:

Should have originally posted these two images together as Dick suggested that we observe nature and record these findings with digital photos, etc. My color array palette emerged from this photo which I altered in Illustrator to create a modified design based on this color matrix, halations, and vanishing boundaries. May have gone too far with design but I had FUN with the process.

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Stephanie Sachs

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/lesson-5b.jpg

5: Vanishing boundaries
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 24, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Assignment 5: Vanishing boundaries

assignment

Criteria

Create a color study (or studies) that demonstrates use of EQUAL VALUE, primarily in the form of creating VANISHING BOUNDARIES.

These studies can take be done in a variety of materials, ranging from inlaid paper or magazine collage, to digital work, to painting or pastels – this gets to be your “cup of tea”! The main concern is to find a personal format that incorporates arrays and/or matrix format as a source for your colors.

Incorporate VANISHING BOUNDARIES, and hopefully HALATION as well. In Dick’s words: “I would prefer that you choose colors that are very close in hue, a composition in which vanishing boundaries will occur.”

A vanishing boundary must contain two elements. They are 1) similar hue and 2) equal value.

Constraints

The subject matter can range from a simple shape of one color on a ground of equal value and closeness in hue, to many colors in a variety of shapes. The important thing to remember is that COLOR is the primary focus of the assignment, therefore shape should not be the first thing the viewer notices. In fact, the boundaries around shapes should “disappear” due to color interaction.

If you are incorporating an array or matrix as your color source for the assignment “Vanishing Boundaries”, the parent colors must be of equal value.

Albers reference

Chapter XXIII, “Equal light intensity – vanishing boundaries”

Hints for success

If we can see the shape at arm’s length, but not at 20 feet, chances are you’ve achieved a vanishing boundary.

See also http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/VanishBound.pdf