Color Wheels ....

             

            

We  painted a color wheel in art class this week ... a first for me.  I've dyed a fabric color wheel but that was more of a formula type exercise .... mixing the paint colors is much more of a challenge!   Color is such a big subject and while I've covered the basics a number of times in various classes,  there is nothing like the practical application and actually mixing the colors.... 

As well as the color wheel we also painted a 7 step value scale and chroma (intensity) scales ....  I have done these with dyes too but mixing the paint was great fun although I'm still not much good at painting between the lines!

We learnt to describe color in terms of hue, tone chroma/intensity, value and temperature and our homework is to use these characteristics to analyse its use in an artwork  !!

So now I'm looking for some good study references on color.....