[left]Ok, Mr. Mu,
You brought it, so I'm going to try to address it. :D
Here, I've found a bunch of images where the chief subject is color. Large images I've just left as links.
What I’d like you to do is not worry right away about the names of things ~ triadic, split complementary, complementary ~ these are all terms that I learned long ago, but frankly don’t think much about as I paint. It’s not to say that these terms aren’t important ~ but I think it’s better to just jump right in at first and then we can try to sort through the problem areas. Particularly as this is not really a formal workshop, just a discussion, I’d rather just takes things in a very low~jargon way. I’m no color professor.
Having said that, I think a great exercise to do (and one which I did whilst a color theory student) is to copy, in whatever medium you prefer, a photograph where color is prominent.
Why not choose 2~3 images from the following group, and start working on a loose copy / painting? Don’t worry about details or getting the image to look accurate. In fact, if you would like, feel free to trace the image ~ this is not a drawing exercise, it is about color. Your final images will not be portfolio pieces ~ they will be merely exercises.
Give yourself a limited amount of time ~ let’s say 1 week ~ to get the basics of at least one image down on canvas / paper / in pixels. Then, let’s see where you’re at, and we’ll talk amongst ourselves.
Now, it’s quite obvious that the Reference images are not of the Human Figure ~ but I think it’s wise to take something easier, like a landscape, to copy as it will eliminate the problem of the figure, and allow us to focus strictly on Color as a subject. The goal is to eventually be able to apply the concepts learned here to the figure in other Exercises.
Anyone else who feels so inclined is welcome to join us here in this little exercise / experiment. I just ask that you keep your images to 800 X 600 pixels or less.
Looking forward to seeing your results! :)
[center][b]Please choose 1 ~ 3 images from the following set to copy in any media:
Then, post your work in 1 week from the time you start the exercise.
Please keep images to 800 x 600 px or less.
[Image Link: >>>http://www.imaginature.us/Gallery/Canyon%20Dusk%20II.jpg<<<](http://www.imaginature.us/Gallery/Canyon%20Dusk%20II.jpg)
[Image Link: >>>http://www.tropicalisland.de/DPS%20Bali%20Ubud%20Puri%20Lukisan%20Art%20Museum%20garden%20lotus%20flower%20b.jpg<<<](http://www.tropicalisland.de/DPS%20Bali%20Ubud%20Puri%20Lukisan%20Art%20Museum%20garden%20lotus%20flower%20b.jpg)
[Image Link: >>>http://fiesta.bren.ucsb.edu/~mchen/MyAlbum/UCSB/WhiteSand%20-shadow.jpg<<<](http://fiesta.bren.ucsb.edu/%7Emchen/MyAlbum/UCSB/WhiteSand%20-shadow.jpg)