Saturday, May 14, 2011

Studying Colour

My art teacher recommended this book so that I might study colour.  I've been busy reading it (that's why there have been no posts!) and I am now ready to embark on the practical side.  You see, this isn't just a theory book, it's a workshop.

In addition to covering the fundamentals of colour theory,David Hornung provide assignments that guide the student through a variety of colour experiences, moving logically from the basic structural concepts to experiments with colour applications.

Gouache is the medium of choice, this also caused a slight delay as I didn't have much in this medium.  (Ching, Ching, went the cashiers till!).  However, I now have all my materials with the exception of two small screw top jars (the small hotel jam jars would be brilliant, but for some reason I don't have any left).  

I've already learnt so much from the first two chapters, now I need to get on with the practicals.


  1. Ah, I wondered where you'd gone!

    Could you explain 'gouache' for those of us who don't paint. And what are the jars for?

  2. I will have to and check this book out!! Looks great. X