|Our picture study this week was The School of Athens, which is such a full and fascinating picture.|
|I particularly like this part of the painting which depicts Euclid, which I have used before in a elementary geometry post.|
Now that we had experienced the color wheel, I thought we would broaden out to other color mixing concepts. If a color is made lighter by adding white, the result is called a tint. If black is added, the darker version is called a shade. And if gray is added, the result is a different tone.
We decided to work with tints and sfumato.
First we took the primary colors and kept adding white a little at a time so that we could see the various tints that the primary colors could have.
|The top is another exercise in blending colors. You begin with green and end up with orange.|
We then took tints of each of them and made a sfumato sky.
This will be a background for a future painting.