Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNF Color Theory: The Bezold Effect

The Bezold Effect is based on repeating patterns of colors in which only one color is changed, but by changing the one color, the pattern/picture looks different from the original one, perhaps like a different pattern.

I found this difficult to do, but came up with this:

In these two pictures all colors are the same in each picture except for the green and orange. While the patterns are the same, the color values shift quite a bit.

The gray dots in the corners are the same value in both pictures, yet look as if the ones on the orange are darker gray than those on the green. The inner gray circles are a darker value of gray than the outer gray circles. The ones on the orange almost look brown and darker than the ones on the green.

The blue circles in both paintings are the exact same hue, but the ones on the orange appear to be a darker value than the ones on the green.

Do these look different enough from each other to register as two different patterns?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

UNF Color Theory: Ten Letter Word: Color Schemes

This is the final rendering and design for this project. It's too bad the colors are so washed out in this photograph.

Rorshach Images (5"x7"), Acyla Gouache on Bristol Board, mounted on illustration board

The primary criticism was of the analogous painting (green one). I could have used a little more variety in the color selection. Overall, I was happy with the critique.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

UNF Color Theory: 10-letter word: Color Schemes (Part II)

These are my final three studies for the project.


split complementary

The acrylic colors for the complementary and split complementary are pretty accurate, but the colors for the quadratic are washed out. They are actually mostly highly saturated.

Now I have to paint the final pieces in acryla gouache.

Friday, February 6, 2015

UNF Color Theory: 10-letter word: Color Schemes

This is the beginning of my work on our new project. My word is 'configuration'. One of its meanings refers to Gestalt Psychology, which led me to the Rorschach Test.

These are studies for my monochromatic color scheme.

I used pastel pencils for the first study, color pencils for the second two, and acrylic paint for the fourth study.

These are studies for my analogous color scheme.

I used color pencils for the first two studies and acrylic for the third.

I doubt the final color schemes will look exactly as the ones in acrylic do, but they should be close. I still have three more studies to work on.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

UNF Color Theory: Color Exploration

This is the completed project.

The main negative criticisms were that the painting wasn't completely smooth is some areas, the shark should have been larger, and some of the color requirements were a little off. I'm not sure the shark needs to be larger, but the other two criticisms are valid. The main positive criticisms was the overall design was good, the layout was clean and ordered, and some of the colors were smooth.