By JENNIFER FORKER Associated Press
April 24, 2013 (AP)
Long a companion for artists, the color wheel can also be a handy tool for gardeners.
Gardening author Sydney Eddison created a wheel that has 252 colors instead of the usual 12. That's because nature doesn't work with a limited palette, she says.
"In nature you have already been dealt this hand. You only have to learn how to play it," she says...
Kala Raksha, a weaving design school for artisans in India, uses our Color Wheels for instruction and creation of the pieces.
The first course of the 6 course year is Colour: Sourcing from Heritage and Nature. The artisans learn to look at colour in new ways, to SEE and understand colour. The colour wheels help them to understand colour relationships. The placement really helps to get the concepts such as complementary colours. The men, who are dyers and weavers, have to actually make colours, so the colour wheels give them a benchmark to aim for.
School's web site: www.kala-raksha.org
Creative Color Wheel is now available!
- Painters, quilters, and knitters
- Floral and landscape designers
- Interior, graphic, and garden designers
The MAGIC PALETTE® Color Matching Guide helps artists identify, match and select the colors they need for their paintings. The unique viewing windows allow the artist to preview hundreds of potential new color combinations and to mix and match colors. Learn more...
We have put together some Color Theory resources to help you learn more about color. It will provide you with practical guidance to color mixing and the visual impacts of specific color combinations. Start learning Color Theory now!
Digital ViewCatcher™ is used to improve composition of your still-life objects and focal points. Plein-aire artists now have a digital tool to assist with the composition of that perfect landscape. Use the Digital ViewCatcher™ to isolate an image or scene you want to capture while eliminating the extraneous information around the edges. Learn more...
Online instructional video:
iCompose™ is used to assist composition of your still-life objects and focal points. Plein-aire artists now have a digital tool to assist with the composition of that perfect landscape. iCompose™ is a simple version of Digital ViewCatcher™.
By Driven Tree, LLC
Released: Dec 15, 2009
© 2009, Driven Tree LLC
Sydney Eddison, author and collaborator with The Color Wheel Company on The Gardener's Color Wheel, recently completed her new book and was featured on The Martha Stewart Show. Click here to watch interview with Sydney.
Dan Bartges, author of The Secrets to Color Harmony, in cooperation with Arts and Activities Magazine is publishing a series of 10 articles of how to use the Color Wheel on creating better paintings. Starting in September 2010, each month Dan will present a lesson in understanding color harmony and offering various techniques.
The first article of the series, "Cracking the Color Code", begins in September 2010 isue of Arts and Activities Magazine.