Friday, March 21, 2008
Finally I Picked Up My Brush
I've been playing "hookie" from my online painting class..BUT no longer! I took my ATG test and passed with 100%...YEAH ! ! ! ! (my little happy dance )
I completed Module A - lesson 1 - studying all pertinent supplies and completed test on same...
And yesterday I tackled Lesson 2A of Mod A. I finally picked up my brush and made my color wheel. We did this by studying how to mix a "value 5" background (grey) and studying how to mix our pigments so that we have a color palette that blends together.
We learned that there is no true red, blue, or yellow and that we also need to learn where each of the pigments lie on the pigment wheel ( a chemistry thing ) In doing so we can learn to pick the appropriate red pigment to mix with another pigment to come up with colors of our own choosing.
It depends on where the pigment lies on the pigment wheel as to what intensity that color will have...same for yellow and blue. This is an exciting study...it boggles the mind... after all these years, painting in all mediums...of just how much to truly to not know. This "Traditions" education study for me is an exciting adventure.
Thank you David Jansen and all the Heritage Artists who designed this wonderful journey!
Posted by Dianne at 7:01 PM