Colour Theory – Monochromatic

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During classes running through April we looked at colour theory. There's so much to learn about colour - we could have endlessly experimented with different colour schemes. These lessons only scratched the surface but the results were very interesting.

After taking a look at the colour wheel and trying a wide variety of colour mixes, we chose one colour and painted a picture using a monochromatic colour scheme. It's surprisingly difficult to stick to one colour so we did have the occasional complementary colour creeping in. Looking at these paintings as a whole, I think we have some lovely shadows and sense of light and dark. It's easier to get good tone variations when using one colour.

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