COLOR AS VALUE LESSONS:
Lesson One – Six Hue Color Wheel – Primary and Secondary Colors – Full Saturation.
Lesson One Part Two – Grayscale overlay for Color Wheels.
Examples of Lesson One Applications – Paintings using only full saturation primary & secondary hues, 6 hue color wheel.
Lesson Two – Eighteen Hue Color Wheel – Primary, Secondary plus warm and cool of each – Full Saturation.
Examples of Lesson Two Applications – Paintings using only full saturation, 18 hue color wheel.
Lesson Four: Color Wheel Four – Nine Step Value Scale using Eight Mixed Hues
Lesson Five: Color Wheel Five – Mixing Neutrals using Complements and Near Complements in Four Value Ranges
Examples of Paintings Using Color Wheel Five – Neutrals using Complements and Near Complements
The following color exercises may be adapted to any medium. These are exercises I have made up for myself as I explore the world of color. I am returning to the basics. Over the many years I have painted, I skipped over some of the exercises I felt were too tedious for my impatient, impulsive nature. I thought if I understood the concept mentally that would be sufficient. I was wrong.
Some of the exercises will refer back to the color value chart created in Exercise 1. If you decide to try any of the exercises for yourself, please feel free to send me feedback.