Falling into colour

We’re exploring colour theory in Painting class at college and I’m loving it. Given permission – or rather, mandated to investigate different combinations of colours and ways of understanding the colour wheel, I’m in my element. I find that colours that I have an aversion to can be combined to create the most delicate and beautiful hues. I’ve bought a book about colour mixing and I’m starting, for the first time, to really understand the way colours work together. In a small way, at any rate. Here’s some samples of my experiments, I so enjoyed making these

This was blending different cool primaries together:

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This one was about making glazes to paint over an existing work:

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I was so taken by this wash of purples:

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Basic glazes: warm colour glazes over warm colour block painting. I liked the red over the yellow particularly.

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It doesn’t show up all that well in the photo, but this string of blends are each quite different:

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Some close-ups. I kind of fell into this work. Stopped noticing how ill I was feeling or the passing of time. Just the stroke of my paint brush and the colours blending. There’s something very peaceful about making art this way.

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