Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE

One of my online groups is working on blushing whites. Not pure white of the paper but a blush of color over then. Jeanne Dobie talks about this in her Making Color Sing book and says you put half-tones next to those blushing whites and you can move the color from warm to cool, etc. You can even make a pure white seem like it's a warm or a cool. Interesting. So we're playing with that. The first go-round, I put too much pigment in so had to go back and add more water and just a touch of the pigment. You can see the swatches in the 2nd set but just barely. It's harder to get the hint of color than you think!


4 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

These are so pretty! I can imagine how challenging... I am so heavy of hand!!! LOL :)

Kathy Wirth said...

Whiter shade of pale - I remember that song! Interesting project. Looks like a paint chart for decorator colors.

Barbara Sailor said...

Looks like a very challenging project...very fascinating.

RHCarpenter said...

Yes, they do look very much like decorator colors - so pale and pretty...we'll see where the assignment goes from here (I'm waiting for some more people to jump in before moving on but it should be interesting and another way to work with whites). Believe me, I do not keep my whites pure or even this pale 90% of the time although I would like to learn to do that.