Family Treasures No. 67 – Color Scheme Game with Neutrals
Adding neutrals mixed with the colors of the color scheme as well as permitting yourself to dilute your palette hues and mixes is another way of playing The Color Scheme Game. If you are already comfortable recognizing the value of a hue at full strength, I suggest you give this a try. I limit myself to mixing neutrals only using the pigments I’ve used to mix the hues in my color scheme palette.
Color Scheme No. 12 ( Semi Triad) Hue No. 10 (Red-Orange) To have a good range of values even without diluting the pigments, I chose to use Yellow-Green, Red-Violet and Red-Orange.
I backed myself into a lot of corners with this one. The yellow-green is the coolest of the hues I had to work with. Yellow-green cannot approach mid-value without become green. That meant that all of my mid to dark values had to be red-orange, red-violet or a neutral mixed with those two hues. Adding Yellow-Green to my mixes would only create a lighter value as well as a muddier neutral. There is no reason for neutrals to be muddy, they can be as beautiful as fully saturated colors. The neutrals allowed me to create the illusion of the cabinets, stove and fridge being behind Mike, Nicole, Alexis and Cara.
Family Treasures No. 67 – Drawn first with a fountain pen filled with Noodler’s Black ink, followed by watercolor washes.