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Color Theory

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Elizabeth Wooten

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Transcript of Color Theory

Color Theory
Learning Target:
I understand what color is, how to mix colors, how colors relate, And how to use color.
ULTIMATE learning target:
I can use my new understanding of color to CREATE artwork using color.
What is
C
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?

What we see when Light is reflected off of and absorbed into an object.
C
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:
Two Types of Color
Additive

Subtractive
Combine to make White!
Combine to make black!
This is the type of color we deal with when mixing colors of paint.
Let's take a look at the ...
COLOR WHEEL!
Primary Colors
Secondary Colors
Tertiary (intermediate) colors
What are...
Colors communicate!
Warm Colors
vs.
Cool Colors
Warm colors...
get our attention & Stand out!
used where light is hitting the surface of an object.
communicate: Happiness, anger, action, etc.
Cool colors...
FaDE to the Background
used in the shadows & for shading.
communicate: Sadness, Calmness, etc.
How do you
use

color
?
By
changing the properties
of the color of an object.
what are the
properties of color?
For instance...
How did the artist Use color to
make this look realistic?
How & Why were these Bold colors chosen?
How do you use
color
to create
textures?
Properties =
Characteristics
of a color that can be Used to Create effects in your artwork.
Properties of
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1. Hue : the color (red, yellow, magenta, etc)
2. Value: the lightness & darkness of a color.
3. Intensity: The brightness & dullness of a color.
1. Hue : the color (red, yellow, magenta, etc)
Where in this
painting
do the
hues change?
2. Value: the lightness &
darkness
of a color.
color
+ White =
tinted color
color
+
Black
=
Shaded Color
Where do the values of colors change in this painting?
3. Intensity: The brightness & dullness of a color.
High Intensity
= Pure color (as it is on the wheel)
Low intensity

=
Color
+
Complement
Complement = color across
the color wheel
You lower the intensity when creating shading.
Ex: the shading on the orange was created by mixing
orange

with
blue

(orange's complement).
C
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Plans for combining colors in a work of art.
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Mo
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An
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Complem
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Made of black, white & various tints & shades of gray. also includes browns & tans.
What property of color is being
MANIULATED?
EXamples
Where is the neutral color scheme in this painting?
Let's COLOR!
Notice
Mo
no
ch
ro
ma
tic:
Made of ONE color & various tints & shades of that color.
What property of color is being
MANIPULATED?
Let's COLOR!
Where are
Monochromatic color
schemes used?
EXamples
Monochromatic in interior design.
Monochromatic
watercolor
painting
monochromatic print
An
al
og
ou
s:
Made of colors side by side on the color wheel that share a hue.
What property of color is being
MANIPULATED?
Let's COLOR!
Examples
Where are analogous
color schemes used?
Notice the Monochromatic swirls of wind in the sky.
Comple
mentary:
Made of colors across the color wheel from one another.
What property of color is being
MANIPULATED?
Let's COLOR!
Where are the complementary colors used?
In the shadows & shading!
EXAMPLES
Notice the complements used on the face.
Blue-violet + yellow-orange
Notice the colors of the background & oranges are complements. Complements look good side by side!
The darkened areas on the oranges were made using the complement of orange (blue).
make-up Work & Free
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Anyone who fell behind
and needs to complete their color theory worksheet has To complete it!!
TODAY ONLY
Anyone who has completed the worksheet
gets a
FR
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You can paint any image you like (just has to be school appropriate).

How is color
used to
communicate EMotions & Feelings?
WhY?

COMMUNICATING USING COLOR
ACTIVITY
Draw the following image
(Use what you have learned about drawing forms, Shadows and creating 3D Space)
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10 min
Color the image using only the primary colors.
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25 min
Required: at least the half& whole Lemon w/ leaves, shadow and a portion of the wooden surface must be completed.
Journal
Reflection:
Describe how you used the primary colors to color in the lemon image.
What creative decisions did you have to make?
Which color schemes did you use and where did you use them?
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