Warm/Cold Colors

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The first of these images focuses on the use of warm, bright colors.   I began with pink, because it is a color that amuses me, and incorporated orange and yellow, choosing birds as my subject because these colors represent adventure and spontaneity to me.   My jellyfish are the alternative to the bright, cheery birds.   I used cool blues and greens to create a calm scene.   Jellyfish are calm creatures, after all, ambling along until something tasty comes along, and even then being rather passive about eating.   I particularly like jellies in this color scheme.

My neutral project was a little more difficult for me.   I feel like neutral colors are really limited and don’t say much, so I got a little sassy with this one.


To illustrate depth, I added some bright and sassy clownfish to my jellyfish work.   The yellow and pink light pops out in front of the jellyfish as well, as sunshine occasionally does.

Joel Sturm – Color Temperature

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Color temperature was pretty nice to work with, I specifically liked doing the muted colors that we learned mixing last week. I misread the assignment and didn’t see the first exercise listed, so I’ve only got the muted colors and the depth piece. I feel like I could have done a better job of blending my greens.

Color Temperature-Hudson

Hudson-4-1 Hudson-4-2  The first two pieces are the works for the cool and warm, sadly the colors didn’t come out the way they did on paper as they did in film. There is white blended in both pieces in the background that did not show up. The story behind these two is my personal response to the Umpqua College shooting this week. The first is a red background symbolizing blood shed, white to show the innocence lost, and the word Senseless in black because thats what the act was. The black one is a  gun wound in blue because it shows the killing was in cold blood, there is white running through it because those lives lost were innocent.  Hudson-4-3  This is my neutral piece, it is symbolic of the triune God, painted in gold with multiple colors behind it, each representing a characteristic of God.

Color Temperature-Devante Owens

I didn’t realize this assignment was supposed to be paint on paper since the actual instructions on the document said it could be either so I’m sorry for missing that.

Cool Colors

I  wanted this piece to feel cold and lifeless since it is in outer space but I also wanted it to have some interest.  That’s why I put a faint glow around the comet and also made the tail more intricate.

Neutral Colors  Netral color

This was my neutral piece.  It’s supposed to be an ocean but the water looks a bit funky since I was trying to keep to a neutral palette.  I actually had some fun with this one even though it is a bit simple.

Warm Colors  warm

I actually liked the whole idea of bringing things into the foreground with warmer colors.  I did this piece with the intent of being a counterpart to my next piece.  It is supposed to give the sense of heat and I put the moon in the background with a blurred edge in order to enhance the depth.

Spacial Effects
SpaceAlthough I originally drew the orange planet to be in the background, since I made the second planet blue, it automatically looked like it was closer.  I found this really interesting since the size is so different and when things are bigger, they usually appear closer.  By contrast, the piece I did of the sun is both large and warm colored.  If you couldn’t already tell, I kinda got stuck with a theme on this exercise.

Colors and Temperature

I started off with the warm and old image, mirroring the images but using blue and red to convey warmth and coldness. The way that the colors were painted differed with the warmth and cold as well, which was interesting when I started brushing the paints on.

IMG_20151004_210338529For this next one I based my patterns off of knotwork, as it seemed fairly natural to paint using neutral colors. If we think of ‘traditional’ crafts, they always seem most appealing when based off of ‘woodsie’ colors.IMG_20151004_210314013

For this one I did a simple shapes compilation, I ran out of canvas so the paper… was not the best thing. I’ll have to stock up next time I’m in town!  But, the darker, colder colors I used for distance. The warmer colors for higher points; the brown actually comes out on top more than the pink in my eye, because it’s not quite cold, but it is dark.IMG_20151004_210249708

Jackie color and temprature

warmThis one was for my warm colored piece. It  did not turn out the way I wanted it, but I did my best. The colors became very blurred halfway threw making it extremely difficult to work between the red, yellow and orange hues. Everything blended together and It was more than a little annoying and difficult, producing a rather sloppy image.

coolIn my defense of the cool image none of that snow is actually white, most of it is a form of blue. The lousy camera did not help me in this case. I may have cheated slightly but I did stick mostly to the cool color format. I had quite a bit of fun with the snow, it’s not often that I get to use snow in my pictures

neutral colorsThis looked quite a bit better in my head, but as you can probably tell I got super frustrated with it halfway threw. I did my best to only use neutral colors though I think other colors might have slipped in. I really ran out of time with this one as well, I usually spend at least three hours on each piece but this was just an hour doodle. Oh well.



Color Temperature-Winston


Cool Hue

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I mainly used different hues of blue at first, then put in some different greens for the leaves, and then used violet and blue violet for the butterflies. When I look at it, to me it looks beautiful, and makes me feel peaceful and serene, almost as if I am in a field at night but with butterflies flying around.

Warm Hue Digital

Warm Hue Digital

For the snail, I used oranges and reds, in different hues. I don’t feel angry or upset looking at the colors in this picture, but I do feel warm, almost like there is heat coming off of it.

Neutral Digital

Neutral Digital

I used the different hues of violet and yellow. I like how the lighter yellow stars almost blend into the background with the lighter violet spiral circles.

Spatial Effects Digital

Spatial Effects Digital

I think besides the Butterfly picture, this one is my other favorite. I used a special brush for the background with different hues of blue, and then used a brush that was shaped like grass and used different hues of green. The flowers were red-violet, red, orange, and yellow hues, with yellows hues for the lightning bugs. I like how the flowers stand out from the background.

I did these in photoshop because I haven’t really attempted the program besides the weekly photoshop lesson. I learned a lot about the different brushes and how to create different effects. It was a great learning experience.

Alica – Color Temperature

For this exercise I used paint on paper rather than digital work. For the first “warm color” project I wanted to see how birch trees would look like on the warm background.  On paintings I usually see here, birch trees are painted on ‘cold’ background so I wanted to experiment.


For the ‘muted colors’ painting I tried to select dark and light and connect them with a neutral color. The yellowish seems to be fairly light and does not have enough power to allow the white to stand out. Maybe a few streaks of orange would help.


The final picture is also abstract, and this time I put dots of colors on paper and just spread them with a brush. Then I took a plastic wrap dipped in orange color and make the first ‘path’ and did the same with yellow to emphasize bright colors.


Lesson 4-Color Temperature-Patty

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I used Denali as a subject for my cool colors, since it’s such a cool mountain.  The dark blue for the shadows was way too dark, and I tried to lighten it  up, not too successfully, but I guess it gives it a little texture.

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For the warm hues I just played around with red, orange and yellow.


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Here is my neutral piece.  I am amazed at how long these little painting projects take!  I wish the end result looked like I had spent hours on this.  I’m still getting used to the acrylic paints, hence the thick black lines on my circle smack in the middle of the picture!

I realized I am a painting short about 6 pm Sunday night.  That one and the Photoshop projects will be late . . .

Kathryn- Color Temperature

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I painted all of the pictures for this assignment.   I used water as a recurring theme in the the warm v. cool exercise as well as the neutral color exercise and it was neat to see how changing the color of one constant thing and its surrounding really does make the scene feel warm or cool.   In the cool picture, it makes feel feel like there is a breeze or the air is chilly, whereas in the warm picture, you can feel the heat.   The neutral picture was my least favorite of all of these.   It was fun experimenting more with mixing complementary colors colors together, I’m just not happy with the design of my picture.   Lastly, the spatial effects was probably my favorite.   On top of going from the warm color concentrated in the center to the cool outside, the light colors of the checkerboard are white mixed with a little bit of the concentrated hue next to it.   Lessening the amount of pigment does make it feel like those lighter spots fall back of into the distance.