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Reply #30 on: February 06, 2012, 10:09:59 PM
I tied something that others may find helpful. I have some light weight H2O color paper that is about the same size as the PDF's Dennis is providing.

I printed the color wheel pattern directly on the H2O color paper, printed to both sides and ran off four sets.
Now I have 8 color wheels to fill in with clean clear lines and less work :heeha:)

And after starting the exercise, I "SEE" where I am going to need them for the 1st. wheel!! ::) ::) ::)

This is harder than it looks!!!  Got to S    L    O    w  down, the faster I goes, the worst it looks :blush:
Hanging BIG sign in studio  TAKE TIME TO LET THE PAINT DRY!!!  More  :coffee: = less :fight:
Regards to ya all
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Reply #31 on: February 06, 2012, 11:23:33 PM
 ;) Now you can see why I advised most not to try and follow me while making colour wheel. It take a bit of time and effort but in the end it is more than 100% worth it. Don't stress if you don't get the colours absolutely spot on - it is even difficult for me to do so in so short a time.

What you actually get, and gain, out of making the colour wheel is a tremendous experience in mixing colours. It slows you down and make you THINK what you are doing instead of painting at breakneck speed. Speed only comes with experience and the more experience the better you become.

Brian's idea is very good - use both sides of the paper for your colours wheels :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #32 on: February 07, 2012, 12:08:14 AM
Watched the replay today and have started on my colorwheel and grasping things a little better already with the colors so thanks Dennis .I will also do one for oils and acrylics and see how it goes.


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Reply #33 on: February 08, 2012, 11:54:58 AM
Well Dennis I made my second color wheel just awhile ago.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: It looks better than the first one. I can see where this practice does help you become a better artist. It does take time to make one. I see why artist have all those colors. they don't want to mix.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Thanks again for all you do.  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Nina
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Reply #34 on: February 10, 2012, 04:14:04 AM
Did my colour wheel today, first it went all good, looked good and then suddenly I got confused somewhere along the line for I could not remember which one was wich for some of the colour close to each other, therefore my colourwheel is quite off. Actually looking at it, one side looks good, the other half looks totally odd. Guess I am going to have to do this one again and get a large mixing thing and makes sure I don't use the wrong colours.  :confused:
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Reply #35 on: February 10, 2012, 01:06:11 PM
Maryna, you are in good company. Why? Listen carefully in the replay and you will notice that even I have to think very carefully what I am doing. One place Nolan had to remind me what I had forgotten to do  :2funny: :2funny:

Take the painting as fun - surprisingly you can feel relaxed even when making mistakes - which we all do from time to time.
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Reply #36 on: February 10, 2012, 01:09:02 PM
How true Dennis. When I did my first color wheel [before I watched your replay] I got lost too, so Maryna you are in good company. :hug:
Nina
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Reply #37 on: February 10, 2012, 01:13:50 PM
Maryna, there is something that really pleased me :clap: :clap:

Just the way you wrote the last post told me you were much more relaxed :clap: :clap: O0
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Reply #38 on: February 11, 2012, 07:52:42 AM
Just finished my first colour wheel  with the cad yellow and red and ultramarine blue. Must have used too much water because some of my mixes separated as they dried but still a good reference for the range of colours. I am going to do alizarin crimson, lemon yellow and cobalt blue next. Took longer than I expected to finish. Love your idea Brian. I am going to cut some sheets to fit my printer.
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Reply #39 on: February 11, 2012, 09:20:28 AM
To make a proper colour wheel takes quite a lot of time - but in the end you get to know your colours better than you did before the exercise.
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Reply #40 on: February 11, 2012, 01:51:27 PM
Dennis, I did the color wheel as you demonstrated with the same colors you used.  I followed your replay and I think it turned out pretty good.  Also, yes, it did take a while and some serious  thinking.  :think:

I'm not quite clear on the shadow colors in these cases:

For instance,

   If I want to make the shadow color of maroon, I can choose either yellow-green across from it or the    primary yellow. 

  For the shadow of blue-green, my choice could be either orange-red or primary red

  and for yellow-orange, it could be blue-purple or the primary blue.

Did I understand this correctly?  If so, I would have a choice of two colors for my shadow colors?

...may be a  :uglystupid2: question.   :confused:

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's class.   :)

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Reply #41 on: February 15, 2012, 02:26:19 PM
Tomorrow will be color wheel number 3. :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair:.Do not dare try another one today :banghead: :banghead: Lessons I have learned 1) use large pallet, 2) make a map of the pallet, 3) Show the location of EVERY color on the pallet. 4) try EVERY color mix on scrape paper FIRST :hammer: 5) make sure EACH swatch is DRY before adding next glaze :goofy: 6) clean the brush completely between dipping in next color :nono: :nono: 7) have clean water to dip into AFTER rinsing brush :doh:

Lost, I got so lost a GPS would not have got me found!!!

I am sooo glad I printed extra copies, front and back!!

I can not believe how much mischief I can get in with such a "simple"  :2funny: :2funny: task!

Dennis, seriously. thank you for what is turning into one of the best / productive  learning experiences possible.
All the lessons have been great learning experiences., but this one may well be the single most important one

Regards
Brian

P.S.  Am looking forward to the "cloud" classes,  have a painting planned that includes "mare's tails" clouds,  ( one of a series to illustrate a Native American prayer)  could ya include a tip on "how to"?

Brian


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Reply #42 on: February 15, 2012, 04:38:13 PM
Good for you, Brian, doing a second color wheel!   :clap: :clap: :clap: 

Good luck on the third one.  It looks like you have a good 7 step process going.  It should go easier for you next time.  It may not hurt to have your GPS handy though.    :2funny:

It was a great lesson for sure and I intend to use the different colors in my box to do more combinations.  My confusion was so graciously cleared up in the class.

 :thankyou:  Dennis!

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Reply #43 on: February 16, 2012, 03:31:51 AM
Keep working at it Brian, it truly is amazing how much you can learn from making colour wheels.  O0
Sometimes I learn as much of what not to do!  :heeha:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #44 on: March 16, 2012, 06:20:53 PM
Dennis, I was very careful and took my time creating my Color Wheel :smart:  I felt like a child with a new toy :blush:  Finally, someone came along and opened the door to Wonderland for me  :yippee: :yippee:  Your are my  Number One Dennis  :flowers:

I loved your explanation of the importance of mixing my own colors  :clap: :clap: I know it will be a very long time before I can do it from memory, but I feel I am in heaven... :smitten: :smitten:

I am posting a picture of my very first work done completely with the use of the Color Wheel - Except for Sap Green. ;D ;D ;D
My browns are brownier, my grays are alive  with subtleties of crimson and viridian...  :smart:  I think I better stop before I bore everyone.  :D :D

Parting thoughts:  got the tape stuck on the paper (while I was stretching it) and it left an ugly mark on the upper right-hand corner.  Almost ruined my horsey when a wallop of water fell on it while I was cleaning the brush on top of it  :uglystupid2:


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