We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Tea? - just add water!

Before the holidays I had completed 3 classes of my current watercolour course, when we concentrated on complementary colours, i.e. opposites on the colour wheel - blue and orange, purple and yellow, and red and green, and the way each pair of colours show each other off to best advantage - more intense and brighter.

To explore these colour pairings, we had to draw a still life of white objects (from photographs provided), and paint them using just one pair of complementary colours. I have now finished my piece; and I decided on purple and yellow. We were also encouraged to include other media - I chose coloured pencils this time, though I haven't used much pencil.

I'm now in the middle of another one, using blue and orange this time - to try and learn from my mistakes with this one!

Many artists use complementary colour pairings, and it can become a bit addictive to spot them!

Time for tea I think ...

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is gorgeous, I love water colours and have taken some classes myself. You make me think I 'need' to get back into it. They are very hard to work with, you've done such a great job! Shirleyxx