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A continuation on colour

theory
Write this down in your books and fill in the equation template worksheet in texta or pencil.

COLOUR MIXING FORMULA:


1) Secondary colour = Primary + Primary colour
2) Tertiary colour = Secondary + Primary (choose the primary that has the primary colour in the tertiary
colour).

Examples:
Blue (Primary) + Yellow (Primary) = Green (Secondary)

Blue-Green (Tertiary) = Green (Secondary) + Blue (Primary)

TODAYS TASKS
Fill the equation worksheet out in pencil or texta.
Finish filling in your colour wheel.
Label every colour on your colour wheel as show on the diagram to the right. It will be either a primary,
secondary or tertiary colour.
Paste your colour wheel into your visual art diary
Commence filling in the tint scale, tone and the shade value scales.

Learning intentions: To develop your knowledge of colour theory in relation to colour mixing
If you finish your shade and tint scale templates
Tint, shade and tone scales
You are going to be using acrylic paint to fill in your tint,
shade and tone value scales
Write these definitions in your visual art diaries:
Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. The value of a color
can be changed by tinting or shading the color. This also changes
the intensity (brightness or dullness) of the color.
Tint: The result of adding white to a hue to produce a
lighter hue. Tints are light value of a colour.

Shade: To create shades you combine a hue with black.


Shades are the dark values of a hue.
Tone: In between black and white we have grey. A colour
Complementary colours

The complementary colours are red and green, blue and orange, purple and yellow. These colours are
located directly across from each other on the colour wheel.
An example of a painting that uses complementary colours

Vincent Van Gogh, Caf Terrace


on the Place du Forum, 1888,
Oil on canvas, Arles.
Analogous colours in the colour wheel

These are colours that are located right next to each other on the colour wheel.
An example of a painting that uses analogous colours

Edgar Degas, Three


Dancers in Yellow
Skirts, 1891, Detroit
Institute of Arts.
Warm colours advance and cool colours recede which affect the
perception of depth. This theory is based upon that fact that the eye
adjusts when focusing on colours of different wavelengths. Red light
waves have a longer wavelength than blue ones. An image containing
both cool and warm colours would demonstrate contrast of
temperature or warm/cool contrast creating more complex
relationships between the colour (warm colours can read cooler
against a higher intensity of warm colours and cool colours sometimes
can advance against a predominately warm palette).
Complementary painting
exercise:

Create a painting of an object you see in the room. You


will need to fill it in using different complementary
colours.
Complementary colour combinations:
Red and green
Blue and orange.
Purple and yellow.
These colours are located directly across from each other on the colour