Colour Studies

One chunk of the Tapestry Diploma course is devoted to the  principles of colour usage. Rather than posting a blow-by-blow update on this, I’ll just put up  the final set of exercises before I have separated them out and mounted them with identifying comments:

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In no particular order, in this last assignment there are exercises including complementary colours, complementary greys, and dyads, triads and tetrads. It was rather fun playing about with poster colour (sshh – not real gouache.)

5 thoughts on “Colour Studies

  1. I found that using a heavier medium like poster colour, instead of watercolour or coloured pencil, seemed to give me a much greater freedom – possibly also because one was working on a larger scale.

  2. Not gouache – how dreadful! Doing my textile course recently was the first time I had ever used gouache and one of my teachers gave me a backhanded compliment at the end of my colour course by saying that I could nearly get even painting! But I had come a long way and took it as the praise it was. I think my love of illusions was enhanced by doing the colour course, seeing how things recede and come forward (protrude?) just by use of colour.

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