Friday, May 20, 2011
Maggie Maggio's Color Scales
Well, I decided to delve into my Maggie Maggio and Lindly Huanani book called "Color Inspirations." I have been putting this exercise off for a while since it is very labor intensive. So far I have only four strips of color done. I still have three more to go. The cobalt to zinc yellow, the fuschia to zinc yellow and one more purple violet to yellow.
These color exercises are really great for finding all those lovely tertiary colors that really appeal to me. The winey purples, the ochres, the olives. These are my colors and I was having trouble finding them in the brightness of the packaged colors.
Next time I will try three other primary colors and see the differences. I'd like to try cadmium red, cadmium yellow and ultramarine. But I still have to finish this one.
For now I am staying away from alizarin. Funny thing about alizarin. When I was painting, it was my favorite color. But in polymer, not so much. It darkens quite a bit. Doesn't do much for me.
Anyway, I hope it clears up soon. I need a bike ride!