What kind of movement does this painting have? What kind of colors are used?
There are three types of colors, primary, secondary, and tertiary. You get secondary and tertiary colors from mixing primary colors. All colors except white can be made from the primary colors. Does anyone know what the primary colors are?
Complementary colors are found on opposite ends of the color wheel. They enhance each other and create bold contrasts in paintings. Can you think of some color combinations that use complementary colors? Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They create soothing and harmonious effects. When we look at the pictures on the slides coming up lets see if we can find these color concepts being used.
What kind of energy does this painting have? Do you think this painting feels slow or fast? Is this painting warm or cool?
How does this painting make you feel? What kind of color combination is being used complementary or analogous?
Does this painting feel happy or sad? What kind of color combination is being used complementary or analogous?
Does this painting feel happy or sad? What do you think this man is thinking? How many primary, secondary and terciary colors are being used?
What kind of feeling does this painting have? Is it warm or cool?
Why do you think the artist used purple in this painting? How does the artist use color to describe the figure?
Does this woman look light or heavy? Why do you think she was painted that way?
How is this woman different from the woman in brown?
In the Miraculous Source, Gauguin is using the whole color wheel to describe the Tahitian Islands. How many colors can you name? In the Blue Dancers, Degas uses primarily two colors, blue and it’s complement orange. How does this create the mood for the painting?
What happens to spatial perceptions when colors are used in unusual ways? I want you to make a painting using a color palette like one of the paintings in the presentation. After you draw your image on you paper, I want you to select between 2-4 colors for you color scheme. Decide which colors will be dominate colors and which will be accent colors.
What colors are missing? Why haven’t I included them?
All colors have a warm and cool version. When mixing primary colors to make secondary colors make sure you are using the warm or cool version of each color. For example to make purple mix your cool red with your cool blue.
Now lets put what you have learned together.
PAINTING WITH COLOR Mondrian: Broadway Boogie Woogie 1942-1943