Complementary Color Sets Primary/Secondary Red and Green Blue and Orange Yellow and Violet
Tertiary Yellow Orange and Blue Violet Red Orange and Blue Green Red Violet and Yellow Green
Directions Using Wayne Theibaud as an inspiration create your own unique design. Draw out your design on practice paper and turn it in to Schoology as a rough draft. Don't forget to label your colors
1.Use complementary colors along with neutrals. The colors do not need to be overly realistic. Shadows may be more subdued (like the violet toned with grey underneath the cake) or strong (like the blue shadow under the pie). Never use just grey or black as a shadow. Shadows often reflect some of the colors around them. Choose the complement of the color touching the shadow in your shadow.
2. Most of your paint colors should be a tint, tone or shade.Very little pure hue should be used.
3. Find/take a photo of your favorite dessert, sweet treat or candy. Look both at the presentation of the food. Use a simple background and focus mainly on the dessert. You can include multiples of the item (ex -five different flavors/colors of ice cream lined up in a row).
4. Consider both the dessert and the plate/container, etc. You can include extras like a pie server, fork or cup of coffee. Candy can be both in the wrapper and out of it. Many of Thiebaud's dessert paintings look like they are in a bakery display case rather than in someone's home.
5. Have some brush strokes and color lines to add texture. The entire surface of the paper must be painted. If you choose to have a light background, make sure it has a touch of color in it and is not pure white. Some painted lines around the edges is allowed (no more than 2 shades darker than the main value of your object). Limit the amount of black you use overall adding touches of a color within the black so that it doesn't appear flat..
Transfer your design to the final paper using a Lightbox. This is a hard edge painting so keep your painted edges clean and straight with minimal brush strokes.