Here is the result of using Laura’s choice of Color Scheme No. 4 (Extended Analogous) and Hue No. 7 (Violet).
To view the drawing before it was painted, click here to visit yesterday’s post: You Choose the Color Scheme Week Two.
This was a challenge, mainly because the hues I was permitted to use gave me an extremely narrow range of values. See my options below. The rule is that I must use the chosen color scheme and the chosen hue must be one of the hues that is part of that palette (it must show through the openings in the disc that fits over the color wheel. I am also permitted to mix neutrals, at full saturation (not diluting to achieve a lighter value) using only the hues in the palette.
I chose the option on the far right of the top row (Red, Red-Violet, Violet, Blue-Violet, Blue). My reason for choosing this palette is that it gave me the greatest range of value (light to dark) as well as the most options to use cool/warm variations in hopes of distinguishing the shapes of the objects even when the value of the shapes is close. I used full saturation and intensity for the painted parts of the snips. The blades are painted with neutrals mixed only from the hues in my palette. I painted the blades on the blue-handled snips with cool neutrals to stand out against the strong red (warm) background. I painted the blades on the red-handled snips with warm neutrals to stand out against the strong violet(cool) background.
Check back next Tuesday or Wednesday to participate in the next You Choose the Color Scheme – Week Three
Note: I have changed the painting to grayscale for you to see how limited the value scale is for this palette. It is essential to make use of warm and cool tones as well as choosing color (for the shapes) by value rather than hue.