Colour Wheel Assignment and Information on Colour

For the colour wheel assignment paint the 3 rings of colour along with the warm and cool primaries (double primaries) as in the example below. Depicting the arrows is not required.

Start with the double primaries and the outer ring first. If you wish you may use other shapes besides circles such as as squares or triangles, just make sure that the shape is a consistent size with in each ring.

Additional Information regarding colour theory and colour systems that should be used in all assignments for class:


Complimentary Colour: Hues that are located directly across each other on the colour wheel. When complimentary colours are placed beside each other they optically create a greater sense of intensity. This allows for greater contrast within an area of a painting. When the complimentary colours are mixed this neutralizes any hue and the intensity of the hue decreases, which may also be used to decrease contrast within an area of a painting. Collectively this becomes essential to a painting when considering the "push and pull" of colour and shapes within a painting.

Analagous Colour: Hues that are beside each other on the colour wheel. - Often this colour system can replace or augment the use of white (tinting hues) or when using neutrals (such as browns, grays, etc) Overall the use of analagous colour presents a sophisticated approach when depicting highlights or shadows in the hue of a coloured shape or space. When using the proper primaries (as demonstrated in the double primaries colour wheel assignment) analgous colours/hues will maintain their intensity.

Value in Colour

Value and Intensity