This stage consisted of exercises with primary colours, muted colours and working a sample in French Knots.
Here are the finished samples:
I'm really really pleased with the overall effect of the bottom sample - its exactly how I imagined. I wanted the sky to look pretty stormy with all those colours.
The course asks for a review here:
Were you able to mix and match colours accurately?
I think so yes. I definitely did better than I thought I would. At first I thought only really skilled people could get an exact colour match but I actually found it quite easy tweaking nearer and nearer to a colour - I just needed time and scrap paper!
Were you able to use colour expressively?
Can you now see colour rather than accepting what you think you see?
Did you prefer working with watercolours or gouache paints? What was the difference?
How successful were the colour exercises in Stage 5? How did they compare to the painting exercises?
Is there anything you would like to change or develop?