Wednesday, February 2, 2011

North light is a different animal

Chapter One
A  finger works pretty well to
interpret Macke's painting technique

 My art club kids had their first crack at painting the mural last week.  Although I had worked out recipes for the more prominant colors in our reproduction poster, as the kids wielded their palette knives and paint tubes, I saw that all my recipe colors appeared slightly off the mark.   I forgot to factor in the yellowish cast of the school's hallway lighting compared to the north light at home by which I made my color swatches!  Oh my...live and learn I guess.  We adjusted for the warmer tones, and everything looks fine now.  Today we should have had our second session, but how can one not appreciate another snow day ?

1 comment:

  1. It's funny to think of colors as having "recipes."

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