Hello! Sharing a couple links to a free mini-workshop in color since it's the theme at Creative Every Day this month.
Explaining "How to Choose Colors", Roy H. Williams shows some of the practical applications of using color palettes used by the great Masters. If you want to jump right in, or go down the rabbit hole as he would say, click on "Associative Color". Every time you click on a painting you'll find a new painting, set of colors and eventually the mini-workshop using photoshop to analyse the Master's paintings. Even if you don't have photoshop you can do the exercise. Just eye it.
Leah has shared what's she's learned in a more in depth color workshop. Doesn't this adventure sound yummy? Create a color based on the scent of spices, pine or vanilla... Or color inspired by poetry . They are a more intuitive, playful approach to color.
While I've always rebelled against the color palettes of the masters, thought they were too dull and boring (I preferred something more whimsical and bright) my latest color adventures are to limit my palette (Oh, and explore my mixed emotions with pink, like in the piece above. Love it? Hate it? Can I make pink strong?). After reading more about the Byzantium era, and the use of colors to represent the sacred, I started to get really excited. My next show is going to be all about the golds. There were a lot of ochres in my last show, so I'm already going in the gold direction, and that was intuitive. Now that I know why will make for greater focus. There's plenty of gold inspiration in the works of the Masters. Doesn't this Klimt painting just blow your mind? (warning: some nudity) That's the color palette I want to study.