Complimentary Colour Chart, Colour Study of Rainbow Lorikeet & 4 Colour Studies compared.
This video has three parts:
Part 1 - creating a Complimentary Colour Chart
Part 2 - doing a colour study using all the colour mixing information that we have done
Part 3 - Comparing 4 different colour studies of the Rainbow Lorikeet with different Red/Blue/Yellows.
Below is the Complimentary Colour Chart that I created. This time around I did 3 steps between the Orange and Blue, Purple to Yellow and Green to Red. Only as I was completing it did I realize that I should have done 4 steps between. Oh dear. The measurements for the chart are below.
Here we have the whole range of colours we have mixed mainly from 3 tubes of paint. The Colour Value Scale always requires a range of other pigments to ensure the value changes that are made are in the same hue family.
Now we are on to our colour study of the Rainbow Lorikeet!
Here are all 4 together on the screen. Seeing them all side-by-side, you really get a sense of what works and what doesn't work.
Personally, I really like the beak colours in #3 which is Cadmium Yellow Medium and Cadmium Red Light. But I would still need to use some Cadmium yellow light on the bird’s body.
I like the Blues on the bird in the first colour study. I think that Ultramarine Blue is more representative of the blue on the bird.
Looking at the greens now. I would say that I am not a fan of either version 3 or 4. In the first two colour studies I prefer these greens. I think I would use both blues with Cadmium Yellow Light to create a variety greens
When looking at the branches I prefer colour study 3.
Doing these colour charts and studies took some time but the helpful information that they provide is invaluable. Each of the colour studies took about 1 ½ to 2 hours when I include the pre-mixing of paint.
These kinds of challenges it helps to get a sense of the potential of the various pigments that we work with.
Below are photos of birds around Melbourne. I toured with the late Paul Hackett in 2018. Look at the very last photo...these are Orange Bellied Parrots. When I was there Paul said that there were only 18 left in the wild. These were two of the 18. They were trying to breed them and release the young but I don't know what kind of success they have had with that program.
The second day I spent on a bird tour was up in north Queensland with Doug Harrington of Birdwatching Tropical Australia. The very first bird we saw was only 200 metres from where Doug picked me up...just hanging around on a post... a Kookaburra! I bet you know what song popped into my head when I saw it! Are you singing it?
Shawna is capturing moments of beauty from the world around her.
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