Color Exercises Part II


1. Break your page space into 4+ even spaces with a letter that touches at least two sides. You might need to add an extra line if your chosen letter doesn’t divide the paper into enough shapes.
2. Fill one space with analogous colors (you choose from where on the color wheel), at least 10 different hues. When dry, label this section as analogous.
3. Choose a secondary or tertiary color and fill one space with monochromatic colors: at least 5 different tints and 5 different shades. One must be as close to white as you can get without being white. One must be as close to black as you can get without being black. When dry, label this section as monochromatic.
4. Fill one space with complementary colors: at least 10 different hues. When dry, label this section as complementary.
5. Fill one space by painting a swatch of a hue and its complement. Now lower the intensity of those two hues by mixing 10 different hues with just those two colors.

Please answer the following questions on the back of your sheet:

1. List two or more new painting knowledge nuggets you attained from doing this exercise.
2. How might this exercise affect how you paint in the future?
3. What different mood associations can you draw from your four different painted areas?
4. What do you need to produce a tint of a hue?
5. How do you lower the intensity of a given hue?