Module 2: Principles of Colour

Colour Exercises

During the second week of this course the focus is on colour and composition.

Kicking off Module 2, we get to indulge in creating colours from the basic Principal range of eight Fluid colours with the addition of Azo yellow. This set contains all the colours you will need to create a very wide spectrum of colours. The video tutorial and images below give an insight as to how the basic colours work.

Enjoy exploring colours, extend your colour vocabulary. Be a colour alchemist. mix them up and create some magic.

'Mere colour unspoiled by meaning and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.' -- Oscar Wilde Module 2's other components include:

  • Composition with collage using coloured tissue paper and composing with simple shapes.

  • Printable sheets with components to be used to explore a variety of still life compositions.

'The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.' -- Henry S Hoskins

Colour harmonies, variety and combinations explored with this fun exercise. See what you discover.

© 2020 Esté MacLeod

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