Monday, March 6, 2017
Color Study Trees
I've been doing some of these color studies on tree forms and I have to tell you that I'm in love with the whole process.
My color wheels live on my studio desk and the first thing I do is grab one and pull out a color shape - triad, square, rectangle... and do a sample card with the colors.
Then I look at the tree and decide which color to use as my darkest value and which for my lightest and plan my shapes around that.
So. Much. Fun.
As I finish more I'll post. The colors I used here are: quin burnt orange, viridian, French ultramarine blue, new gamboge.
If you're interested in color theory and want to learn more, I can help you out. My calendar has a list of the color and dyeing classes I'm teaching this year. I've got a 3-day color workshop in April and a half day color harmonies class in May. You can register and pay right from my new website's shop. There's a significant discount if you register early. Email me if you have questions.