Colour Theory – Monochromatic

posted in: Spring 2016 | 0

During classes running through April we looked at colour theory. There's so much to learn about colour - we could have endlessly experimented with different colour schemes. These lessons only scratched the surface but the results were very interesting.

After taking a look at the colour wheel and trying a wide variety of colour mixes, we chose one colour and painted a picture using a monochromatic colour scheme. It's surprisingly difficult to stick to one colour so we did have the occasional complementary colour creeping in. Looking at these paintings as a whole, I think we have some lovely shadows and sense of light and dark. It's easier to get good tone variations when using one colour.

 

Leave a Reply