Quilter's Color Wheel & Artist Color Charts

Quilter's Color Wheel & Artist Color Charts

Post by Vince Rhe » Sat, 09 May 1998 04:00:00



I don't know if you all have discussed this before--but I just found
this to be so very handy with clay.  I have a Quilter's Color Wheel
(1977) that I use for quilting and then with all the discussion about
the canes, colors, reducing, etc.,  I thought that  someone who does
*** should really try it.  It has a hole under one disk that you
could lay your block of clay and then you turn the wheel to get the
contrasting colors, triad colors, colors that blend, etc. (I haven't
done*** yet, but can see real possibilities for the use of this
gadget.)

I also use a Rotring color chart that came in a book that is for people
who paint probably with that brand paint--but I use it to mix my clays
to get the color I want.  As long as you can read the chart (which took
a lot of work and study on my part since I've never really painted) and
if you have the basic colors of clay, then it's almost foolproof.  I
have plasticized this chart and keep it above my worktable.  Since I
started using it, I have made lots less ugly brown and gray clays.

Hope someone who does*** checks this out and lets us know if it is
helpful.
Jeanne