"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Tetradic Color Schemes
I painted this for the April project for Watercolor Workshop group. The challenge for this month is to select a tetradic color scheme from the color wheel. The tetrad I selected was blue-violet, red-orange, yellow-orange, and blue green. I mixed the 4 colors in 4 small plastic souffle cups. I did a simple sketch and when painting it, I tried to keep the colors as pure as possible, only mixing the colors together in order to make shadows and the color for the floor and the leaves of the plants.. I lifted paint for the highlights. This was a very interesting project and it opened my eyes to all kinds of new possibilities.