Exercise - 4:
Exploration and Exercises - Colour Interaction:
1 day, Individual Exercise.
An exciting exercise, it simultaneously exposes the student to three most important phenomena of Optical mixture, Colour interaction and Bezold effect. It also fine tunes the student’s composition making capabilities.
• Make a composition using colored paper as background and 2 differently coloured ribbons.
• Make the same composition as above by replacing 1 of the 2 used ribbons colours in the first composition with a different hue of ribbon.
• By changing the colour of the background paper.
Satin ribbons, glue, coloured paper.
Discussion in the Class:
Impressionism, Optical Mixture, Bezold Effect
Observing the discussion in the class it was very evident that the exercise provided an excellent opportunity of collective learning as the work of each student demonstrated atleast two of the three above mentioned phenomena.
As the coloured paper available in the market is in limited shades the alternative to the pre painted coloured paper provided by the studio was that the student could use poster colours and paint the background on their own.
The coloured background paper provided by the NID-Asian Paints Colour Research Studio reduced the time taken doing the exercise and eliminated the errors made due to skill in painting.
An alternative to the ribbons could be pre-cut paper strips.