Another Color Experiment: Blue Pinwheels

Here’s another experiment in color and black ink—I’m calling it “Blue Pinwheels” for obvious reasons.

I started thinking about how many beginning painting students have to take a color theory class where they paint endless color wheels to learn how to mix colors. I never went through that rigorous study {and I think I probably would have spent long nights banging my head against my paint box if I did}, but perhaps these pinwheels are my own lighter version of them. Really, I was just messing around, and pinwheels are made up of triangles—and you know how I love triangles {and the color blue}.

And to be honest, I can’t imagine {in all kindness} forcing myself to got through every color in the color wheel with a new set of pinwheels. So in the end, perhaps this really is nothing like doing color wheels! I’m just playing {as always}.

Happy fancy-free playing to you!

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2 Responses to “Another Color Experiment: Blue Pinwheels”


  1. 1 Kerri January 16, 2011 at 1:10 am

    There’s something very clever about these Nicole. They almost seem to move of their own accord! So glad you are enjoying painting x

  2. 2 Amy January 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I agree with Kerri–these do seem very full of life. I’m really enjoying all the color you’re playing with, and I love the combination of color with the ink line drawing on top of it. Makes me want to play with that method myself!


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