Category Archives: Challenges

First Quarter Challenge

I thought I would try blending some tints and shades for the First Quarter Colour Challenge. And yes, I did have to look back to Ruth’s post, I wanted to say ‘lights and shades’ :) I chose pink Merino because … Continue reading

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The First Quarter Color Challenge

I’ve been playing with the color wheel in fiber and paints for our first quarter challenge. When I made the samples for the fiber color wheel I started out using my fingers to blend them.  It took a while to … Continue reading

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Playing with Color Mixing

I finally had a little time to play with color mixing wool. I don’t usually buy commercially dyed wool but I had some on hand that Patti from Dream Felt had given me when I was writing The Complete Photo … Continue reading

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Winter Inspiration

I live in the northwest corner of Montana in the Flathead Valley. Our house is about 75 miles from the Canadian border. Our valley in the wintertime can get kind of dreary. Weather conditions can cause the valley to get covered … Continue reading

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First Quarter Challenge – Color Schemes Using a Color Wheel

Now that we’ve looked at the basics of color and made a color wheel, what do you do with that? A color wheel is a wonderful resource for choosing a color scheme for a project. You will see many terms … Continue reading

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First Quarter Challenge – Making a Color Wheel

For the first quarter challenge I made a color wheel with colored markers. I also collected some color information from my studio journals of color wheels and scales I had done in the past. There were several comments that I … Continue reading

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Focus on Color in 2015 – 1st Quarter Studio Challenge

The overall theme for the studio challenges in 2015 will be color. Who doesn’t love to play with color? I think though that sometimes you might shy away from learning about color theory. It just sounds too technical and too much work. Many artists … Continue reading

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