Through all phases of project #4 (chromatic Studies, muted Studies, and prismatic studies), I realized to understand them well you should know two things, they are value and saturation. My understanding to saturation is pure and intensity of the color, and value means lightness and darkness of the color. After memorized these two artistic vocabularies, they helped me better to understand the color mixing since I started painting. I think the most challenging step was when I had not enough color for my compositions, so I had to mix it more, but it is really hard to mix a color to be exactly the same like the color I mixed before. Each of them took me around 3 hours to finish. Since after the project #3, I’m glad to have another chance to work on painting physically, I can feel the improvement of my painting skills, and also the knowledge of color mixing.
4 thoughts on “Saturation Studies: Phase 2”
I totally agree with the time it took to do this project. In addition with the mixing, it is difficult to mix the same color and when they do not give the color you want. Also, keeping consistent with the dry paint, it took me a hard time to wash the pallet since there was so many places that I mixed.
Although I could guess which collage falls under which study, next time put the caption under each picture. I definitely had a tough time as well when making paint that was exactly like the one I ran out of. I like the inverse effect you used in your chromatic collage. I also like the different designs you used in most of your collages.
I agree with Brandy, you should label your works next time or you can still edit this post, it makes it looks more professional and really show how amazing these works are. I can tell you put in a lot of time and effort into these compositions are are amazing.
These are all pretty successful compositions, as you can see the progression of saturations from image to image. I agree entirely with not having enough paint at times, which would make the process of painting take a lot longer than it needed to be simply because you needed to get back to a particular pigment. I also agree, however, that in spite of that, it was a good experience at least for the purpose of getting better at understanding color theory.