Monday, November 16, 2009

My first color wheel

This summer, on one of thoses numerous windy and rainy days we had at the Lake, I borrowed
a book of Betty Edwards,(I had already read The new drawing on the right side of the brain, and I've loved it);this one is called COLOR, A course in mastering the Art of mixing colors.
One of the first exercises was to make our own color wheel, mixing colors.
I made 6!(not the same, of course) it was  very useful to paint it,it helped me to remember the primary, secondary, complementaries colors. I had already learned that thousands times,without remembering very clearly,  but the fact of  drawing  ,painting,cutting(with a plate as a template) looking  for the colors , and placing that on a clock change everything.


  1. Great color wheel! I didn't realize Betty Edwards had written a book on color! Thanks for sharing that. Sounds like you had a wonderful summer - We missed your posts! It's nice having you back!

  2. Rosemary, thanks a lot for your kind comment, and nice welcome, it was so appreciated!

  3. I don't know Betty Edwards, but I do have my painted color wheel pinned to the wall adjacent to my easel. Can't move a brush without consulting my color wheel! :-)

    Hoping that you and yours are well
    Ken B.


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