Colour Assignment 2

Assignment 2 in David Hornung’s colour – a workshop for artists and designers
is muted colour studies. The first study should show a broad range of hue and value. The second study a broad range of hue and a narrow value range. Here are my attempts:

muted colours, broad range of hue and value

muted colours, wide range of hues, narrow range of values

muted colours, wide range of hues, narrow range of values

I’ve continued mixing and preparing colour swatches for the strips but still need to do lots more.  I decided to go to 6 strips wide and deep which means 12 different colours for each study. I didn’t have enough to really narrow the value ranges.

Previously: Assignment 1

5 Responses to “Colour Assignment 2”


  1. 1 Life Looms Large January 3, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    It’s really interesting to see how the different combinations interact. (And to notice the similarities between these exercises and your blog header photo.)

    Good job on following through on your exercises. (I keep intending to do mine, but they never quite make it into the week. Hopefully January will be calmer and I’ll get back to it!)

    Sue

    • 2 fibresofbeing January 4, 2010 at 6:23 am

      Hah! I hadn’t noticed the similarity.
      One outcome I’m hoping for is to let go of favourite or habitual colour combinations, but clearly there’s a way to go on that.

  2. 3 Barbara Fessler January 4, 2010 at 7:17 am

    What a great idea!! What are you using for your strips, fabric or paper?

    • 4 fibresofbeing January 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm

      Hi Barbara
      I’m using paper that I’ve painted earlier. I’m hoping to transfer some colour mixing skills to dyeing yarns and fabric later.


  1. 1 Colour assignments 3 & 4 « Fibres of Being Trackback on January 30, 2010 at 10:42 pm

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