This weeks video is the 2nd in a 3 part series all focused in on exploring various colour wheels. I have done the Gurney Yurmby version but today I go backwards into my childhood to create the colour wheel that most of us are very familiar and comfortable with.
A colour wheel that we learned had primary, secondary and tertiary colours that could be mixed only from the three colours. Not really so truthful that claim...yes we could mix all 12 colours from 3 but we don't always get clear nice colours that we think about in a colour wheel. I have begun exploring this notion in a series of videos "Limited Palette: Red Blue Yellow - 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Click on the numbers to see the videos).
What makes this colour wheel different from the "Yurmby" version, you ask? This version has 3 primary colours; Yellow, Red and Blue at equal distance around the wheel. But in the "Yurmby" colour wheel version (Blog post click here) there are 6 primary colours of Red/Blue/Green and Cyan/Magenta/Yellow.
We will explore why that makes a such difference when I create the 3rd and final colour wheel version.
You will notice that I have substituted paints for the secondary and sometimes for the tertiary colours so that the colour wheel does have the bright clear colours that we want in a colour wheel.
In the traditional colour wheel I use the following colours:
Cadmium Yellow Light (Primary),
Cadmium Orange (Secondary)
Cadmium Red Medium (Primary)
Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent (Liquitex)
Dioxazine Purple (Liquitex) (Secondary)
Permanent Green Light. (Secondary)
Thanks for dropping by. See you in the next art video.
I hope you enjoy this video of a flower that my father-in-law grew beside his house. It is not a very showy flower but I had a lovely 17 hours painting it. All the way along memories of Don kept coming. I shared just a few of them during this video.
I mentioned our last trip with Don in August of 2015. Below is the photo of Great-Grampa with Burke, Ian and Stephen. 4 generations of love all in one place.
In the photo collage below is Don holding a log above his shoulder. That is quite the feat given that his heart was in very bad shape. No one, including Don, knew that his heart was in trouble. We still miss Don.
Thank you for join me. See you in the next art video.
Yellowknife watercolour and acrylic artist Shawna Lampi-Legaree’s latest venture can best be summarized as capturing moments of beauty from the world around her.
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