Family Treasures No. 68 – Baby Bank and Knick-Knack
Playing with Color Schemes
Here is the finished sketchbook drawing, painted with the color scheme and hue chosen by Deb Glassberg. She chose Color Scheme No. 5 (Analogous with One Complement) and Hue No. 2 (Yellow-Green).
Because I have moved on to another phase of the game in which I allow myself Neutrals & Dilutions, I was able to create the pale, muted pink of the baby bank. It is impossible to get to that color from either a warm red or a cool red, it needs a touch of yellow. Since I’m only allowed to use the three hues from my palette (violet, Red-Violet, Yellow-Green), I added just a touch of my yellow-green mix into a red-violet mix and diluted it with water to lighten the value. The result is a color that is of light value to contrast with the dark value of the background, as well as a warm toned hue that is made richer by the cooler, violet background. Notice that I pushed my yellow-green as far toward yellow as I could to give me the greatest value contrast.
My palette consisted of Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine Blue and Aureolin. I chose to use option “D”.
Thanks for playing along, Deb!
Note: I am sad that I am having to twist arms to get people to play with me, to send me two numbers between one and twelve. It is meant to be a random choice, so you don’t have to come up with a suggestion that you think will make a lovely painting. It’s my job to make a lovely painting using whatever choices you offer me. I have decided to add a perk to being the first one to send me a choice after I post the line drawing on a Tuesday (or Wednesday). I will email both a PDF and a JPEG file of the line drawing to that individual so that he or she can also play along by printing the file on a piece of watercolor paper that can be fed through a printer. If the artist sends me a photo or a scan of their finished painting, I will add it to the blog post (whenever they send it to me).