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Colour and Tone

  1. 1. Tone and Colour Ashleigh Benn
  2. 2. Tone/colour in context• Context changes tonal value, as we can see in this piece the areas where a shadow would be, the colour and tone is dark, making the areas recede. The principle of line depicted is a gestured line done in an organic manner. Ashleigh Benn
  3. 3. Warm colours• Here one can see how the warmer colours move forward (theoranges and yellows)and how the coolercolours (black andgrey) recede.The principle ofline used here is slightly curvedand the tone is what defines theline. Ashleigh Benn. jung.html
  4. 4. Warm colour and Cold colour• In this image it is evident that in the squares/geometric lines the colours that are warmer come forward and the cooler colours move back and create depth. color-i/ Ashleigh Benn
  5. 5. Warm and cool primary colours• In this piece the primary colours are evident, but if one looks closely slight alterations in the colour can create warmer and cooler effects, for example the yellow horse’s hair has areas that seem cooler then others, the paints used have been mixed ever so slightly to create depth and tonal variance by ‘cooling’ and ‘heating’ (through mixing) the primary colours. The quality of line here is curvilinear and organic.. Ashleigh Benn
  6. 6. Tertiary Colours• By adding together all three primary colours one creates tertiary colours, these can vary by adding more of the separate primary colours. Ashleigh Benn
  7. 7. Tertiary Colours• In this piece one can see how the primary colours have been mixed ever so slightly to create these tertiary colour tones with organic lines. Ashleigh Benn
  8. 8. Dirty colours - Neutrals• The neutral colours seen here move towards the background while the red and yellow seem to pop forward. Ashleigh Benn abstract-contemporary-modern-art-painting/
  9. 9. Tint and Shade• A tint, is mixture of certain colours with white. Shade, is when a colour is darkened through black. In this piece the horizontal and vertical lines are reinforced through the tonal changes with tint and shade. line-pattern-ctyscape-painting-6128-2007-kazuya-akimoto-art-museum/ Ashleigh Benn
  10. 10. Burnt colour• Burnt orange or burnt umber is a medium brown colour.In this piece there are invisible horizontal lines which flows with the burnt orange. original-fine-art Ashleigh Benn
  11. 11. Raw Colour• Cooler colours create a relaxed and peaceful mood.The cooler colours in the piece are calming amongst the turmoil of the geometric and curvilinear line. Ashleigh Benn
  12. 12. Saturation• The strength of a colour is created through the lack of black and white - this is known as saturated colour.In this image the intensity of the colours is so vivid that there is very little black and white used and only seen in areas used for tone. Ashleigh Benn
  13. 13. Purple next to other colours• I cropped this image to show how purple almost changes when placed next to another colour, see how the purple looks darker when only seen with the green apple and how it gradually becomes lighter when seen with the neutral. Ashleigh Benn
  14. 14. Hue• Colour without tint or shade. It’s the true colour of something. Its not mixed or altered. Ashleigh Benn
  15. 15. Translucent• Here one can see the background of the piece through the usage of watered down white paint. The organic shape and line is emphasized through changes in tone by thickening and thinning the paint. Ashleigh Benn
  16. 16. Opaque• This painting is done using opaque colours, the paint is thick and the tone is defined through the geometric lines. Ashleigh Benn
  17. 17. Bright Colours• I chose this piece because of it’s colour intensity. The colours pop in between the horizontal lines. Ashleigh Benn
  18. 18. Turned to grayscale• Here, I changed the previous image to grayscale, notice how the emotion is taken out of the piece and the tone is more noticeable. Ashleigh Benn
  19. 19. Emotion in colour• I thought this piece was beautiful, there is an anxiety that is felt through the horizontal lines mixed with the intensity from the reds and oranges. painting-the-wild-currents-of-emotions- Ashleigh Benn
  20. 20. Thank you Ashleigh Benn