This week’s line drawing that I will paint with a dominant color and color scheme chosen by one of you is …
Patio Deck Details – Pipe Railing, Grasshopper Knocker, Carved Rock and Weed that needs to be pulled.
The carved rock, “create”, is a personal treasure. The grasshopper knocker may, over time, become a Family Treasure, but it’s not one yet.
Simply choose one from Card A and one from Card B, click on the link below and let me know what your choices are. I will use the choices of the first person who contacts me and post the finished sketch tomorrow. Thanks for playing!
Everyone who sends me choices will receive, by email, a pdf file of the above drawing that may be printed out on 140 lb watercolor paper and painted with a choice of color scheme and hue so that participants may play the game with the same drawing. If you choose to paint your own version, please send me a photo or scan of your painting and I will add it to this post so that everyone may see the infinite varieties of color applications to the same drawing. No rush, I’ll continue to add to this post whenever I receive a file.
If you want to use regular copy paper, please feel free to apply color with colored pencils, markers, crayons or anything else you might want to play with.
Scan to the bottom of this post to see the drawing painted with the chosen color scheme and hue.
Definitions of the Color Schemes: (You don’t need to understand the relationship of the colors to play the game.
1. Complements … Two hues directly opposite one another on the twelve hue color wheel.
2. Double Complements … Two hues on either side of any hue, plus the complements of both of those two hues.
3. Cross Complements … One pair of complements plus the pair of complements at ninety degrees of each. i.e Yellow, Purple, Red/Orange, Blue/Green.
4. Analogous … Three, four or five colors adjacent to one another on the twelve hue color wheel.
5. Analogous with One Complement … One dominant hue plus the two hues on either side of it and the one hue directly across from it on the twelve hue color wheel.
6. Analogous with Split Complements … One dominant hue plus the two hues on either side, and the direct complements of those adjacent hues. Exclude the direct complement of the dominant hue.
7. Extended Analogous with Three Complements … Five analogous colors with three complements.
8. Triad: Basic … Three hues equidistant from one another on the twelve hue color wheel (three hues between each). i.e. Red, Yellow, Blue ….. or …. Red/Violet, Blue/Green, Yellow/Orange.
9. Triad: Complementary … One pair of complementary colors plus one color equidistant between them on the color wheel. i.e. Yellow, Red/Orange, Blue/Green.
10. Triad: Split Complements … One dominant hue with the two hues adjacent to the hue directly across from the dominant hue on the twelve hue color wheel. Do not include the hue directly across from the dominant hue.
11.Triad: Modified … Three hues with one or two spaces between them, i.e. yellow, orange, green.
12. Semi Triad … Two complements with one color two units to the left or right of one of them.
Variations of Color Schemes:
There is only one option that included Yellow-Green in the color scheme and it is shown in the photo above.
Cathy Inzer wrote to me about posting so early in the morning, East Coast time. I agree that an early posting of the line drawing puts the West Coast artists at a disadvantage. I’ve decided to post the line drawing each week no earlier than noon. I opted to paint Cathy’s choices as a thank you for helping to improve the playing of the game as a collaborative effort.
There are several options I could choose from that include Red-Orange as a hue in the color scheme.
I chose the option on the lower right.
Thanks to everyone who sent me choices. I have emailed all of you a printable file of the line drawing and will post your images as I receive them.