Saturday, September 28, 2013
I still owe you with the answers to the last few questions. I threw proportions in, without much introduction. Proportion is something which we can anticipate rather well, so intuition is always helpful. Just to put the dot at the end of the sentence, I’d like to point out a few things in connection with the two compositions I showed in the last post – here they are again.
I used the same nine colors in both compositions. The background has in the first one a rather big value difference, making it more lively, bringing up more tension. In the first one I didn’t try to „hide“ the „individualist colours“, giving them proportions and positions to hold their’s own. In the second composition, I tried to control them, except the two blue squares, and the more diverging a colour was, the smaller space it got.
The first composition has substantial hue, value and saturation differences. In the second the saturation and the value scale doesn’t work as well, because the colours which carry them are too little in proportion and are placed out of the center.
To me the second appears steady to boring, the first is much better considering that I couldn’t find any harmony in the initial nine-colours-grid.
This is an exercise which you can repeat several times. It schools your sensitivity for colour proportions and placement.
For those who have followed me this month, thanks for your attention and have fun with the exercises!