Six variations are possible given three shapes painted using three colors … 3 times 2 times 1. (An early math lesson I use often to remind myself of the choices possible when putting brush to paper or canvas.
The six variations using green, yellow and purple are shown above. If I add red to the variables there are now twenty-four variations ….. 4 times 3 times 2 times 1!
For this exercise I chose yellow, green and purple to illustrate not only color changes but also value changes and the spacial illusions created by each variation. Yellow is a light value, green is a middle value and the purple is the dark value. My morning color exercises remind me daily the importance of thinking value first …. then color.
Sketchbook color study in watercolor.