COLOUR THEORY PAINTING – Colour, Shape, Implied Texture

Students combine their knowledge of colour theory, and elements and principles of design to create a non-objective painting.

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COLOUR THEORY PAINTING – Colour, Shape, Implied Texture

Supplies:

  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Tempera Paint
  • Crayola Permanent Markers - Black
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Paint a 12 colour Colour Wheel using only primary colours.
  2. Paint 2 Value Scales.
    - one with shades of a colour (the colour plus black)
    - one with tints of a colour (the colour plus white)
  3. When mixing TINTS:
    - always begin with white and add very small amounts of the colour to it
    - make sure there are distinct steps from one tint to the next
  4. When mixing SHADES:
    - always start with the colour and add very small amounts of black to it
    - make sure there are distinct steps from one shade to the next
2
Step 2
  1. Draw a complex composition that fills your paper, for example,
    - divide the space into separate sections
    - add patterns and details in each section
3
Step 3
  1. Use a black permanent marker to outline the details in your drawing.
4
Step 4
  1. Use your knowledge of colour mixing to paint your composition.
  2. Be sure to use a variety of:
    - shades;
    - tints;
    - seconday colours;
    - tertiary colours.
5
Step 5
  1. Compare your finished painting to your Value Scales and Colour Wheel.