Friday, 27 February 2009

Playing with colour.

Hi all,
After spending a while in A & E this week, I have been warned to take things easy. I was in for Tachycardia with a heart beat of 185 beats per minute. Well, after feeling as though I have just run two marathons, needless to say I feel very tired. This is as far as I am concerned a really good reason for me to cheat, there is no good reason to reinvent the wheel or the colour wheel come to that so I am going to be helping you play with colour by looking at one or two really good sites I have been researching.

Now this challenge is going to be offered to you in three different ways.
For those of you who have never ever taken a look at a colour wheel, or indeed any of you who would like a refresher course in the basics I will ask that you go to this site here .
If you would like to be stretched a little in your knowledge of colour theory then I will ask you to look at the following site which deals with colour in context, this features the theories of Joseph Albers of Bauhaus fame; this part of colour theory is fascinating as it shows how one colour effects another.
The last of the sites I will direct you to deals with Discords , we have all heard about harmonies well discords put quite bluntly are those that we normally associate with colours that clash. This is not to say that they can never be used. It depends on so much but I hope those of you who know a lot about colour theory will take a look at discords you may learn quite a lot.
Now to your challenge, after choosing and reading your chosen area of colour theory you are asked to create a piece of work that shows what you have learned. Please make this at least postcard size, or larger if you would like. You may make your work in any media and you might like to try some colour sketches first. Good Luck everyone. BFN Tricia

8 comments:

Clare W said...

Let's hope you don't have another health issue like this again. Thank you for the interesting post with links.

Genie said...

Hi Tricia,
Hope you are feeling better?
another lovely challenge, look forward to playing
have a restful weekend
Jeanxx

Paula Hewitt said...

Hi Tricia
I hope you are ok. thinking of you

T said...

Hi Tricia
Your challenge sounds wonderful, I will have to check out the links. Make sure you rest up, and take care of number one. You don't want another scare like that one.

xt

Tricks said...

Thanks everyone for all your good wishes. I am taking it very easy at the moment so don't worry. I'll be back! BW Tricia x

yvette said...

Tricia, I'm so sorry I just now read that you're not well, I hope it's going better now!
Thank for although not felling well organising such an interesting challenge in colour.
the best
yvette

yvette said...

Tricia, I'm so sorry I just now read that you're not well, I hope it's going better now!
Thank for although not felling well organising such an interesting challenge in colour.
the best
yvette

Tricks said...

Thanks Yvette,
for your good wishes, I'm very glad that you like the challenge.
Bw Tricia x