|A version of the Munsell Color System Wheel|
The painting was done with gouache in an Aquabee 'Super Deluxe' sketchbook.
As I mentioned in my last post, with the Munsell System we have five 'principal colors' (the ones in the squares, above), five 'opposites' in the circles and 'discords'. A successful composition contains a dominant color (may be a principal or an opposite), the complement of the dominant color and two discords (the third color away from the dominant on each side). The majority of the composition is the dominant color. A moderate amount of the complement (more if the color is grayed). And small, equal amounts of the discords.
|A drawing using the Munsell System|
Its complement is orange.
|Green round, purple swirl - sorry it is fuzzy!|
The discords are green and purple.
These drawings were done in a Moleskine sketchbook with a variety of color pencils. It would be an interesting exercise to do them in the Aquabee sketchbook with gouache and do the color wheel in the Moleskine sketchbook. Next post, perhaps?