We moved from painting a warm-colored object in a warm light to painting a cool-colored object in a warm light. This was a challenge, because painting impressionistically involves painting the light and the effect of the light. I was painting a blue vase in a yellow light, so the light had to be put down first and the blue put on top of it.
My first try went too green and purple:
My second attempt was better, but my blue still turned green. Was I making the wrong color choices?
I realized that I needed to finish the time-intensive assignment that we’d been given at the beginning of class – making a color chart. There is a row and a column for each color. The color listed on the left-hand side of the chart was put down first and the color listed across the top was put on afterwards, while the first color was still wet. This is a good reference for color combinations, and there are several combinations in which the end result is different depending on which color was laid down first.