Saturday, February 18, 2012

Workshop 2- Monochromatic

The Quilter’s Studio Color Study Group                                                                    February 18, 2012
Monochromatic color scheme:
·         Derived from a single color extended by using its shades, tones and tints
·         Energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of color contrast.
      ·         Monochromatic colors offer very little contrast and may be considered boring unless there is
o    Variety of fabrics with texture and pattern
o    Good range of values
o    Good range of color scale/saturation (pure hue, tints, tones, shades)
o    Diversity within the design

 Examples of monochromatic works from famous artists
Gustav Klimt

Pablo Picasso
Mark Rothko

Homework for next class – March 17th 

·         A Look at Each Color – pages 24 to 49
·         Monochromatic – page 66
·         Texture  - pages 90-95
·         Value - page 97
·         Workshop 2  Page 142 – Monochromatic: Use one color with contrasts in Value, Intensity  & Texture 
·         Make a Color Scale (Pure Hue, Tone, Tint, Shade) from your stash
·         Optional – Play with your Color Journal


Example Monochromatic Quilt

Remember to have fun!

Neutral Projects

Great job, everyone!



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