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OPAS Technical Challenge Analogous Harmony

    • 294 posts
    March 21, 2014 1:02 AM EDT

    In past years, to help us stretch our technical abilities, we've posted technical challenges on the OPAS site. Here is an update of one of those challenges.

    Analogous Colours
    (Analogous colours are those adjacent to each other on the colour wheel. As shown in the two colour wheel images attached.)

    Using either the traditional colour wheel or the modern colour wheel, use three analogous colours and do a complete painting. For the sake of this exercise, the painting does not have to be done en plein air.

    You can use any three adjacent colours. You can also mix the colours and use white to modify your colour choices.

    I look forward to what you can do with this limited palette.


    Keith Thirgood

    This post was edited by Keith Thirgood at May 29, 2017 8:11 AM EDT
    • 2 posts
    May 26, 2017 9:55 AM EDT


    I don't see the colour wheels when I click on the icons.

    What about a deep shadow?  Rely on the analogous colours, or use an UMBlue (or something else) as a mix?



    • 294 posts
    May 29, 2017 8:14 AM EDT

    Hi Thomas,

    The links broke when it was transferred from the old site.

    The idea is to only use the three selected colours and white, nothing else.