Colour and Brushwork

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  • Use of primary and complimentary colours as part of the white light in a prism/rainbow
  • Biggest contrast between primary and complementary (secondary) colours
  • Hue refers to the colour and whether it’s saturated or not
  • Translucent- can see through it
  • Opaque- solid, can’t see through it
  • Impasto- thick
  • Tint/ shade- relates to paleness/darkness
  • Intensity of colours- relationship between colours and how they influence each other
  • Naturalistic or abstracted use of colour
  • Warm colours bring objects forward and cool colours send them back
  • Active or passive
  • Gradation of…


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