Lesson Six - Gail N.

Jane, I’ve enjoyed this class. I now look at colors differently and I understand my intuition for picking colors better. I tend to link shades more than tints, and I like saturated colors. This has helped me open my eyes to new possibilities. And I can see that this is a lifetime work. I hope to find time to do more of the exercises and repeat some of the mixing. Thanks to you and Zenna! Have fun with your new grandchild.

 
 

First pair of fabrics. Left: 1A, Right: 1B  I found it difficult to differentiate the value study from hue study. So I hope these are done in the right way. This was a beautiful color to work with, which I enjoyed. I happened to have a color mist spray that added another darker value on the top of the birds. Fun.

This is the monochromatic study. 

This is the monochromatic study. 

This is the value study.

This is the value study.

 
 

Lesson 6 Left: 2A. Right: 2B

This was an easier exercise. I had stamps and stencils, which weren’t as nice looking as what can be done with screen printing. But working with the complements makes for a more interesting composition. 

Three hues of orange and a tint of the complement. 

Three hues of orange and a tint of the complement. 

  Three hues of blue and a tint accent. 

 

Three hues of blue and a tint accent. 

Lesson 6 Left: 4A, Right: 4B

This was my favorite exercise. This fabric looked like a pure tint of the blue, but it was a little toward blue-violet. I had to add purple to the blue and white to get it right, which also dulled it down.

The background effects were with a dry paintbrush. Then a stenciled crown to stand out.

The background effects were with a dry paintbrush. Then a stenciled crown to stand out.

Oops, now that I read the exercise, I did this wrong. The background was supposed to be made with the complement. I did the accent with a gold leaf pencil, just for fun, but not as intense as it should have been. 

Oops, now that I read the exercise, I did this wrong. The background was supposed to be made with the complement. I did the accent with a gold leaf pencil, just for fun, but not as intense as it should have been.