Colour Scheme for Expressionistic Piece.
As with my previous expressionistic pieces, I want the colour scheme of my final expressionistic piece to be inspired by words used to describe the subject. And in a grand egotistical finale to this project I have decided to create a self portrait, as opposed to painting a friend.
Now, I could have chosen the words which describe me myself. However, what I liked about the previous portraits was that the colour scheme was not entirely influenced by me, and had another’s thoughts put into it. With this in mind, I decided to spin the idea on its head. I asked each of my friends who I have drawn in this project to provide me with one or two words which they would use to describe me (a bold move I know) and from these I created a colour scheme. Luckily, a number of the words overlapped and so I was not overwhelmed.
Magenta: Kind, flamboyant
Teal: Trusting, reliable, committed.
Sky Blue: Selfless, kind.
Lilac: Immature, glamorous.
This is a very bright and clashing colour scheme, and I’m not entirely sure how much of it I will be able to incorporate into the final piece. Because of this I made some quick tests to explore different ways it could be applied.
As you can see, the colour scheme is very in your face and difficult to balance across a portrait. However, I think a combination of the middle portrait (which aims to paint with the colours themselves) and the right portrait (which uses the colours to compliments natural shades) could produce a harmonious portrait that displays the emotions I want it to.