Colour wheel & Colour Theory


Primary colours; Red, Yellow, Blue, three colours from which all other colours can be mixing.

Secondary Colours; Green, Violet, Orange, a colour resulting from the mixing of two primary colours.

Tertiary Colours; Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow-Green, Green-Blue, Blue-Violet, Violet-Red, Tertiary colours are the resulting color formed when an equal amount of a primary and a secondary colour are mixed.

Harmonious Colours; any colours that are side by side within the colour wheel such as Blue, Blue-Green and Green.

Complement Colours; any two colours within the colour wheel that are opposite e.g Red and Green.

Colour Theory; 

Red – the colour of Passion it expresses emotions such as love and anger

Blue – suggests coldness, loneliness and sadness many artists use this colour to represent sadness in their work.

Yellow – is one of the most vibrate out of all the colours, it represents happiness and joy however it can also represent illness and decay.

Orage – Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

White – White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.


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  1. Interim Feedback Identity L2
    Todd you seem to be really enjoying the course and thrive when you are working on practical tasks. It is great to see you always get involved in group discussion and debate. As a feed forward you need to complete, revisit and expand on a number of the blog posts as they would really benefit from more analysis and annotation. The marks in Unit 2 weigh heavily on your own analysis, opinions and reflection – currently this is limited in some of the artist research posts. Please look to using your free time in college to catch up and keep up to date with blog posts and don’t be afraid to ask for help or guidance if it is needed. Some posts have also dropped into the ‘uncategorised’ section – please edit and tag to Identity.
    Please use the checklists and resources on the L2 blog to guide you through the tasks. Using time out of class wisely would also benefit you. You are always more than welcome to join any of my classes to catch up on extra work/use a computer. Please also look to using the annotation help sheets on the blog to support your written work. Chaieomie and I can also work 1:1 with you or check work when needed – just ask. Currently working towards – Pass bronze


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