With the October exhibition behind us we are finally able to catch up on some long overdue blog postings.
As Jan mentioned last month we decided to do a 30-minute warm up collage each session to reinforce Elements and Principles of Design. In September we covered Shape and the Rule of Thirds and in October we covered Colour and again used Shape to focus the design.
Each person drew a monochromatic paint chip from the hardware store and was challenged to use that colour and incorporate a shape (element from the previous month) and complete their collage in 30 minutes.
Design Element – COLOUR
- As a design element, colour is likely the one that gets the most visceral response from a viewer. The liking or not liking of a quilt, art piece or garment can often be swayed by its colour.
- Colour may suggest a mood, convey an ethnic or cultural background or elicit a response that may have a psychological origin.
- Colours can be warm or cool, create the illusion of depth or luminosity or create a focal point in your piece.
- There are 12 colour HUES on a colour wheel made up of 3 primary colours (red, blue and yellow), three secondary colours (orange, green and violet) and 6 tertiary colours.
- Colours are further categorized as tints (white is added), tones (grey is added) and shades (black is added)
- There are a multitude of colour schemes, the most common ones being monochromatic, triads, complimentary, analogous, achromatic and polychromatic.