Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Create > Color Scheme Still Life

Create > Color Scheme Still Life


(Triad Harmonies: 3 equidistant hues)

Goal: Create an accurate still life rendering in a chosen color scheme.

Studio Activity:
Take a photograph or sit and draw from observation a still life arrangement.  
Choose a color scheme using the list and image below.
  • Triad Harmonies: three equidistant hues
  • Complementary Colors: opposite hues
  • Split Complementary: One hue with hues on either side of its complement
  • Analogous: adjacent  hues



Accurately render the composition using your color scheme and a full range of values.

Visual Examples:

(Complementary Colors: opposite hues)


(Split complementary: one hue with hues on either side of its complement)


(Analogous: adjacent hues)


Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect > Should I go back and rework anything?
  • Have you done anything special with the art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  and principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)
  • What are the dominant shapes, expressive forms, color schemes, and textures that carry significance?
  • Is there symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Is the work ordered and balanced? Or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity

Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > VTS Visual Thinking Strategies > http://goo.gl/1WWmBY
Self-assess >