Colour Harmony

Some exercises in colour harmony. It’s all about mixing warm and cool colours….

Colour Harmony 1 - NB

Mixing Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, (warm colours) with Ultramarine Blue (cool colour) to create simple sunset seascapes….

Colour Harmony 2 - NB

I have put these colour harmony exercises into my watercolour work book. Inspiration for these exercises came from the book “Tate Watercolour Manual Lessons from the Great Masters”, the section on Joseph Mallord William Turner, whose work I absolutely adore….

Time spent on simple exercises like this is a very useful learning process for me. I’ve almost finished reading this book. Then I’m going to start it again from the beginning and do more of the exercises….

20 thoughts on “Colour Harmony

      1. It’s so kind of you to say so Jodi – I am aware though that I still have so much to learn… and I have to learn to walk before I can run…. which is why I do exercises like the ones in this post….

    1. Thank you Sunnyfae…. yes, colour is a beautiful and fascinating thing. I’m gradualy learning that I need to use not only warm & cool colours but different tones of the same colour – light, medium & dark…. so much to learn…..

      1. Thank you Evelyn – and thank you also for visiting my blog. The kittens certainly are growing fast, and they are full of beans and full of fun! Yesterday, however, I did manage to do some art for the first time for goodness knows how long.


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