Thursday, March 26, 2015

Color Interaction.

Color Interaction In Class Assignment.

Using your color aid paper (and Gouache if necessary) you will be creating color squares as Josef Albers did to explore the relationships and interactions of colors between and surrounded by other colors.

You will be placing a ½” square within the center of a 2” square for each of the following studies

1.     Value-try to alter the value of a color.  First by using an achromatic gray and second by altering the value of an chromatic gray. Then, make two more studies (1-achromatic gray, 1-chromatic gray) which make two different values appear to be one.
2.     For the second- create a group of five studies and try altering only the hue of a single color; value should remain the same.   Use experimentation and trial and error to get five good examples; explore colors at all levels of saturation.  As you work, think about what you discover and try to make sense of it.
3.     Make five studies that show an alteration of saturation predominantly.
4.     Produce five studies that appear to alter the hue, value, and saturation of a single color
5.     Finally, try to make two different colors appear as one. 

SEE BELOW for added instructions and image samples.

Due Friday April 4

The following is taken from our text Colour: a workshop for artists and designers (David Hornung)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Altered and Limited Palette

Assignment 07_Altered and Limited

Altered and Limited Palette

Altered Palette- Another way to create cohesion among a group of diverse colors by altering each color with a small amount of an “outside” color.

Limited Palette- Limiting the number of colors used in your palette to create unity within a composition produces a variety of tones through intermixing two to three colors with the addition of white.

In Class Assignment- Create a color dot inventory 
Select a set of PRISMATIC complementary colors (blue/orange or Green/Red) and put each down on your palette plus a quantity of white.   From this complementary pair, create a “color dot inventory” to explore the palettes range.  A great deal of colors and tones can be achieved with the use of this simple complementary set (plus the addition of white).  Begin by mixing the complements in a visible color range of the following percentages.

1. 80/20
2. 60/40
3. 40/60
4. 20/80

Continue this muting the colors with white to mid-tone and high key range of values for this set of four.  You will have a total of 12 tones in addition to the prismatic color splotches you have started with. 

Image above: Sample Color Dot Inventory

Altered Palette:  Discordant and multi-colored schema can be unified using a secondary color to alter the original color scheme.  

Outside Assignment
Create two 7x10" compositions on the subject of science and biology, use an "altered palette" through mixture of white

Composition 1 (limited)
Choose a complementary pair from the color wheel for your palette.  Create a variety of tones by intermixing your two complements with the addition of white.  You will need to include a wide range of colors in your design.  

THE GOAL OF THE LIMITED COMPOSITION: To use as many different tones of the colors to show the amount of breadth that can be achieved by simply mixing the two colors. 

7x10 with a 1 inch border (mounted on 9x12)  You 

Composition 2 (altered)
Choose 4-5 discordant colors for your palette.   Choose an outside color and add equal amounts to each of your colors.  The admixture should unify your colors.  You could use one of your neutral (earth) tones or white to alter your palette.

THE GOAL OF THIS ALTERED PALETTE:  To show how the small addition of an outside color can unify a composition

7x10 with a 1 inch border (mounted on 9x12). You should use a minimum of 35 shapes in your composition


                                                                     LIMITED PALETTE