Homework Due for Tuesday, April 26

For class on Tuesday, please find one example of each of the following color schemes in artwork:

  1. Complementary OR Split Complementary
  2. Analogous
  3. Triadic

Place your chosen examples in a comment on this post along with one or two sentences explaining why you selected what you did. I will post a sample comment to help guide you.

More information on color schemes is available here: http://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-theory-intro.htm. I will also post my notes from last class when I get back to town on Sunday (I’m on a family trip, and I forgot my hard drive).

In addition to the homework, don’t forget to finish glazing Project 1. Also, do your best to complete  work on your four panels for Project 2. Remember Panel 3 is a realistic painting where you get as close to the hues, values, chromas and temperatures in your still life as possible. Use a full palette. That’s all the tubes of paint you have, party people!

Panel 4 is the playful panel where you can choose more expressive versions of the colors in your still life. If you see yellow, for example, you can paint any yellow you want in that area on panel 4. It need not match what you see.

Questions? E-mail!


19 thoughts on “Homework Due for Tuesday, April 26

  1. 1. Split Complementary

    Paul Gauguin’s Woman with a Mango is an example of a split complementary color scheme. The artist sets off the blue dress of the woman with an orange-yellow background and a orange-red mango. These latter two colors are the tertiaries to either side of blue’s complement orange.

    2. Analogous

    As an example of an analogous color scheme, I chose Mark Rothko’s Number 13, which features three adjacent colors on the color wheel: yellow, orange and red.

    3. Triad

    Madonna in the Meadow by Raphael is an example of a triadic color scheme. In this case, the three colors equidistant on the color wheel are the primaries. Red is in the Virgin Mary’s dress, blue is in the dress and sky and yellow is in the meadow grass.


  2. Van Gogh uses Complementary colors on this piece of work. opposite sides of the color wheel Yellow/Violet. Blue/orange. I picked Van Gogh one because he is my favorite, and two I like how Van Gogh uses the entire color wheel in all his works. Alot of his works go from Warm like the Cafe and the bedroom to Cool starry night, and sailboat pic on the water.


  3. I chose this triadic one because I really like how all the colors work well and it makes my eyes jump around the whole painting and really allows me to look at everything and move my eyes around to see individual shapes and colors.

    I really like this analogous painting because I really like blues and greens. The blue and greens work well because of grass and water and nature and how it ties in with the landscape, they work well together to create a mood.

    This complementary is nice because the tinted colors work well together and its not really vibrant. Also I like the simplicity of the limes? I guess their limes. Whatever it is, I like how well the colors go and like I said before it almost creates a mood.


  4. 1. Complementary

    Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise is an example of a complementary color scheme. The blue water makes the orange sun and its reflection “pop” out to the viewer. The colors orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel.

    2. Analogous

    Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is an example of an analogous color scheme. This uses the adjacent colors orange, yellow, and green on the color wheel.

    3. Triad

    Edvard Munch’s The Scream is an example of a triadic color scheme. He uses the three hues evenly spaced around the color wheel – red, yellow and blue – in the painting.


  5. 1. This painting is using an analogous color scheme, its the warm side of the color wheel sticking to the yellows, oranges, and greens.

    2. This painting is using a complementary color scheme, it uses two colors on opposite sides of the color wheel, orange and blue.

    3. This painting is using a triadic color scheme, three colors equal distance from each other, red, yellow, and blue.


  6. 1. This is Tamara de Lempicka’s Young Lady with Gloves. I think it’s a great example of complementary because of her green dress and red lips.

    2. This is Leonid Afremov’s Sailing Away. It is my analogous example, its got all shades of yellow, orange and red from the sunset the reflect on the boat and in the water.

    3. This is my example of triadic. It does not get any more obvious than Piet Mondrian’s Composition (No. III). Red, yellow, and blue are the only colors it has.


  7. 1. Split Complementary
    With Darla McDowell painting called Mayday this piece really shows the split color scheme from the sky blue background, Fire engine red as the bowl, and the green apple color.
    2. Analogous
    This painting from Claude Monet that dates back from the 1914-1917 really shows a great analogous scheme from a plum purple all the way to a lime green/ forest green.
    3. Triadic
    I choose this painting because I think with the blueberry blue, grass green, and the orange really show well for this scheme.


  8. 1. Complementary

    I’m not too sure who the artist is, but I absolutely love this gig poster for Jack Johnson! The complementary colors are blue and orange. The background buildings and shadows all have blue tones in them and the octopus is orange and on top of everything. The colors help to make the octopus standout.
    2. Analogous

    This painting by Georgia O’Keeffe is gorgeous! I picked this one because it has a great red/orange analogous color scheme. Its extremely vibrant and the colors blend well together.
    3. Triadic

    I can’t get enough of this painting by Marcela Gutierrez. She does such a great job with the color scheme. The blue used in her cap and a different shade used in the background, the bright yellow in her outfit, and the reds and pinks used in her face and nails. Its so energetic and spot on! She captures the beauty in this person with the great use of color.

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  9. I chose this image of a screen print by a Swedish artist named Zeloot because it uses anologous color scheme, or colors next to each other on the color wheel.
    (Red yellow orange and pink)


  10. I selected this artwork because yellow and purple are complementary colors,which are opposite on the color wheel.

    I selected this artwork because the colors in the painting are adjacent on the color wheel ranging from yellow to blue.

    I selected this artwork because the colors are evenly spaced around the color wheel therefore, making them triadic.


  11. This one is a split complementary because it uses violet, yellow, and green. I choose this one because I’m craving coffee right now.

    I choose this one because it reminds of cool relaxing waves. It’s analogous because it has violet, blue violet and blue in it.

    This one is triadic because it uses red yellow and blue which create an equilateral triangle on the color wheel. I also choose it because still lives of fruit are a cliché.


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