Develop visual understanding of the differences between subject matter and form.
Intentionally translate Value into Color.
Develop visual understanding of Complementary Color Schemes/Harmonies.
Develop practical understanding of the how to create Complementary Color Harmonies.
Explore volume using color harmonies, color saturation, value range and temperature.
In this project you will work with Gouache to translate your Project 8 complementary color scheme into a large format design.
Your second version of the Texture Project One (1) Sheet of 9" x 12" Drawing Paper One (1) Sheet of 14” x 17” Bristol Board Set of Gouache Paint Paint Brushes Mixing Palette Container for Water Cloth Rag HB Pencil Eraser Scissors Xacto Ruler Glue Stick Rubber Cement
You need to have completed Project 8 | Color Schemes in order to deliver this project.
Step 1: Review your complementary color scheme (Project 8) with a classmate. Make note of any changes that need to be made.
Step 2: Sketch your final composition three times on a 9” x 12” drawing paper.
Step 3: Paint the entire composition on one of the 9” x 12” drawing paper you sketched using your Monochromatic color scheme. Make sure the painting includes at least all 8 values from your monochromatic study. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER COLOR (only 1 hue, black and white). No areas of your image should be left unpainted.
Step 4: Paint the entire composition on one of the 9” x 12” drawing paper you sketched using your Analogous color scheme. Choose any 3 hues on your color wheel that are directly next to each other. Make sure the painting includes at least 9 different color variations mixing those 3 analogous hues, white, and black. No areas of your image should be left unpainted.
Step 5: Paint the entire composition on one of the 9” x 12” drawing paper you sketched using your Complementary color scheme. Make sure the painting includes at least 9 different color variations mixing those 2 complementary colors. You may mix white and black into some of your colors, but do this as minimally as possible. Try making your colors darker by mixing your complements. No areas of your image should be left unpainted.
Step 6: Once each of your paintings are complete, mount them individually on a 14”x17” piece of bristol board using your rubber cement glue. Make sure each painting is centered, use your ruler to create guidelines with pencil before gluing.
Were the proper combinations of hues used to reproduce a complementary color scheme?
Are all areas of the picture plane painted?
Were the colors mixed and applied with skill?
Is the illusion of depth accomplished on Complementary design by using, hue, saturation and temperature?
Are the final paintings been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.
CRAFTSMANSHIP is extremely important for each of your designs and is part of the grading criteria. Do not fold, bend, crease, smudge, tear your artworks! Always take great care when creating each design and then put directly into your portfolio case.
What is Craftsmanship? Care in construction and finishing; demonstration of skill and knowledge of processes; attention to detail. The quality of design and work shown in something that is made by hand.
Final Complementary color scheme design.
Presented final painting mounted on Bristol board.
This project is worth 7 points.
Project's Grade Rubric
Each of the color scheme paintings will be graded based on the criteria below worth 1 point:
Craftsmanship & Materials: The final design has been executed in a professional manner, clean of smudges and non-intentional paint. Design utilized the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board. Does the design display your ability to evenly mix and apply paint and all the areas covered with paint? Proper paper and paints were used.
Composition & Principles of Organization: Does the design apply basic elements and principles of composition (activate the entire picture plane, adhere to the rule of thirds, and establish a primary focal point, dynamic figure/ground relationships and a strong visual flow)? Does the design utilize principles of organization to unify the elements of design (line, shape, space, value, texture, and color)? Principles of organization include negative/positive space, figure/ground relationships, contrast, repetition, emphasis, and directional forces.
Elements of Design & Color Scheme Does the design utilize line, shape, space, texture, value and color? Are the elements of design interesting on their own? Is the design abstracted from subject matter? Does your painting demonstrate an understanding of the color scheme colors and utilize them as a compositional tool? Does your painting include at least 9 variations of your complementary hues?
Saturation Studies by Marybeth Haas
Working with Gouache