That’s groovy

June 2, 2014

thats groovy - drifter and the gypsy blog
thats groovy - drifter and the gypsy blog
thats groovy - drifter and the gypsy blog

With school ending for the summer last week, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite projects I did for my Color Theory class. I posted a preview of it on Instagram, but I thought I’d get more nitty gritty with you here. The object of the project was to create three hand painted designs featuring three different color schemes. These color schemes were to be based off of the colors and mood of three photographs of our choice. I thought it would be fun and more personal to use my own photographs and I really love the result. The first thing my dad said when he saw my project? “That’s groovy.”

thats groovy - drifter and the gypsy blog

For my first collage, I chose to use an analogous color scheme of red and yellow. The curves were really hard to hand paint and I had to do about a million touch-ups on this painting. Needless to say, I will not be hand painting anything like this again soon. You can see the original photograph here.

thats groovy - drifter and the gypsy blog

For my second collage, I chose to use a triadic color scheme of blue, red and yellow. I made the shapes larger and easier to paint based on how difficult the first painting was! You can see the original photograph here.

thats groovy - drifter and the gypsy blog

For my last collage, I chose to use a complementary color scheme of blue and orange. By this time, I was so sick of curves that I chose a much simpler design of lines I sectioned off with tape. You can see the original photograph here.

Eventually I want to get these framed and display them on my bookcase. Or else in my office. Here’s how they look on my bookcase right now.

thats groovy - drifter and the gypsy blog

color wheels and definitions are from tiger color.

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