Colour Theory

I decided to start the year with a short refresher course in the craft of painting. The one I chose is at the Slade and built around the colour theory of Josef Albers ‘Interaction of Colour’.

Each exercise involves using a warm and cool version of the three primary colours with a hint of white where needed. There’s something very satisfying about painting these simple still life set ups using just three colours.

The first image shows a piece of scrunched up grey paper on a strong colour background – it’s just about mixing greys. Very good practice!


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